Bisnu Sharma

Bisnu Sharma

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Who is Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai ? MUST READ

Bishnu Sharma
When +Sundar Pichai appointed on Google's new CEO, I became so curious to know about him. Actually, i would love to know about that person who has conflict. After read of Sundar's biography, i inspired by him. Here i shared the news was written by +Bloomberg Business where you can find about struggle of Sundar. The journey from Tamilnadu to US seems likes bollywood film.

Following is an excerpt from a report by Bloomberg:                                                                                        Pichai was born in Chennai, a city of 4 million in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His mother worked as a stenographer before she had children; his father was an electrical engineer for the British conglomerate GEC and managed a factory that made electrical components.

"I used to come home and talk to him a lot about my work day and the challenges I faced," recalls Regunatha Pichai. "Even at a young age, he was curious about my work. I think it really attracted to him to technology."

The family of four lived in a two-room apartment, with Sundar and his younger brother sleeping in the living room. During much of his childhood, the Pichais didn't have a television or a car. For transportation, the choice was either one of the crowded, stifling city buses or the family's blue Lambretta scooter. All four would pile on — Regunatha driving, Sundar standing at the front, and his younger brother perched on the back of the seat with their mother.
Pichai excelled at school and won a coveted spot at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, where he studied engineering. After graduating, he won an additional scholarship to Stanford University to study materials science and semiconductor physics. Pichai's father tried to take out a loan to cover the cost of the plane ticket and other expenses. When it didn't come through in time, he withdrew $1,000 from the family's savings — more than his annual salary. "My dad and mom did what a lot of parents did at the time," Pichai says. "They sacrificed a lot of their life and used a lot of their disposable income to make sure their children were educated."  Upon arriving at Stanford in 1993, he tried to buy a new backpack and "was in an absolute state of shock" to learn it cost $60. He later bought a used one on an online bulletin board. Pichai lived with a host family during his first year and spent much of the time miserably lamenting the absence of his girlfriend, Anjali, who later joined him in the US and is now his wife. Pichai planned to get a PhD at Stanford and pursue an academic career, but he briefly panicked his parents by dropping out to work as an engineer and product manager at Applied Materials, a Silicon Valley semiconductor maker. After getting an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in 2002 and spending a stint as a consultant at McKinsey, Pichai arrived at the Googleplex on April 1, 2004. On the day of his job interview, Google launched Gmail, the free email service. Pichai says he thought it was one of the company's famous April Fools' pranks.                                                                                

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