The rich farmer

Overcoming a series of failures and financial losses, Vilas Shinde built a farmers’ collective in Nashik and with Rs 1 lakh formed a fruits and vegetables company. Today, the Rs 525 crore turnover company employs 1200 people, says Bilal Khan

A Kirana tale

Prasanna Kumar’s astounding rags-to-riches journey began at his village where his family lived in a tiny two-room house. Sofia Danish Khan narrates the story of founder of Vilcart, a Bengaluru based startup that works with rural kirana stores

Sid’s Milk Man

In 2011, Intel employee Kishore Indukuri at age 32 left a lucrative career in the US and returned to his roots in India to start a dairy farm with eight people, which has now grown into a Rs 44 crore turnover dairy brand, says Sofia Danish Khan

A village brand

Sindhu Arun, an MBA graduate from Warwick Business School, UK, created a cold-pressed oil brand based out of a village in Tiruppur district and took the family business from a turnover of a meagre Rs 10 lakh to Rs 6 crore, says Usha Prasad

The tough fighter

Asheesh Grewal grew up in his uncle’s house from the age of three, joined a residential sports school at nine years, gained weight in his 30s, and then created a fitness program that is now a Rs 3.3 crore turnover business, says Sofia Danish Khan

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

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