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Romancing life

Deba Kumar Burman and Pranamika were just 21 and still in college when they tied the knot. The couple started a momo outlet in Guwahati with Rs 80,000 and have built it into a Rs 6 crore turnover 21-outlet eatery chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Growing Organically


Software engineer Madhu Chandan quit a thriving business in the US and returned to India to take up organic farming in Karnataka’s Mandya district. Today, he works with 1,200 farmers and owns a Rs 25 crore turnover retail chain, says Bilal Khan

On Cloud nine

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Aravind Arasavilli quit his high-paying job in the US and returned to his hometown Vijayawada. Nine years later, he is the owner of two companies with a cumulative turnover of Rs 30 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Red Ripe Mangoes

A farmer from a village in Madhya Pradesh is cultivating mangoes that are sold at Rs 2.5 lakh per kg in the global market. His income is expected to skyrocket once the Miyazaki variety mangoes start yielding in thousands, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Price Warrior

Prabhu Gandhikumar dived into the soft drinks business, a field dominated by giants like Pepsi and Coca Cola, but he targeted consumers with low-priced products and has built a Rs 35 crore turnover business in just five years, says Usha Prasad

Music to Ears

From installing coffee vending machines at MNCs to starting a lighting company, and then manufacturing musical instruments and building a Rs 85 crore turnover company, Siddharth Jhunjhunwala has come a very long way, says Sofia Danish Khan

 
Fortune in field

From a struggling salesperson in Mumbai, working for a salary of Rs 5000, he turned to selling vegetables and has built a Rs 2.5 crore turnover company. Today, Umesh has come a long way indeed and is providing jobs to many people, says Bilal Khan

Zero to Hero

23-yr-old Rajan Nath from Silchar, Assam, launched a venture to help postal employees prepare for their promotion exams and built an edtech company that earned him a revenue of Rs 35 lakh with zero investment in just 10 months, says Usha Prasad

The Mountain Girl

Hailing from a remote village in the hill state of Uttarakhand, Geeta Singh grew up in the small town of Meerut. At 25, she started a PR agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 7 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rise of a Son

How Ankit Goel rebuilt his life after the death of his father, looking after his mother and sister, starting a career, and finally turning an entrepreneur is an inspirational story that can lift up the spirits of any person, says Sofia Danish Khan

A tea storm

His father wanted him to enter the civil services and become an IAS officer, but his destiny lay in Indore where at the age of 22 he started a chai shop, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover 145-outlet tea chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fuelling Your Passion

From landing in Delhi with just Rs 3,000 and finding a job in a city where he didn’t know a single soul, and acting in a movie that bombed at the box office, to turning a fuel entrepreneur, Usha Prasad traces A Vinodhraj’s interesting life journey