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Eat and ease

Abhishek Nath dropped out of dental college and decided to chart out his own path. After trying several jobs and ventures, he developed a toilet-cum-cafe chain, which grew into a Rs 18 crore turnover business in just two years, says Gurvinder Singh

Muscle and cash

Subhrajyoti Paul Chowdhury’s father taught him the value of money at a young age and he lost no time in identifying his calling in a gym in Kolkata soon after his graduation and today owns a Rs 2.6 crore gymnasium chain, says Gurvinder SIngh

Love and chocolates

Sanjana tied the knot when she was just 21 with her boyfriend and went to the UK along him for her higher studies. The couple returned to India in 2014 and set up a patisserie in Mumbai, which has now become very popular, says Sofia Danish Khan

Model enterprise

Born into an agriculture family, Selvakumar Varadharajan returned to his roots by setting up a venture that is helping farmers sell at a higher price than mandi rate and is bringing quality milk and farm produce to city customers, says Usha Prasad

Words of power

For Amitansu Satpathy, founder of Best Power Equipments, a Rs 200 crore turnover company, his father’s motivating words was the driving force in his pursuit to excel in his studies and later on in his business. Sofia Danish Khan has his story

King of spices

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the iconic owner of the spices brand 'MDH' and India’s highest paid CEO in the FMCG space, with a salary of Rs 21 crore, arrived in Delhi after partition with Rs 1,500 and rebuilt the family business from scratch

 
Giving away cash

Making a business of sharing your income is the underlying principle of CashKaro, one of India’s largest cashback portals founded by Rohan and Swati Bhargava. The portal has paid cash worth Rs 150 crore to customers, says Sofia Danish Khan

Chai, garam chai

Four years ago, a young man, who couldn’t get admission in any business school of his choice to do an MBA, came to Ahmedabad from a village in MP and set up a tea stall with Rs 8,000, which is now a Rs 3 crore business, says Gurvinder Singh

Dream Chaser

Hailing from Aligarh, Aamir Qutub dared to dream big and landed in Australia to study MBA. Working in an airport as a cleaner and delivering newspapers to support himself, he went on to build a Rs 12 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rising Star

Saravanan Nagaraj, a twelfth-fail from the small town of Virudhachalam in Tamil Nadu, went all the way to Virginia in the United States, to build a USD 2.5 million turnover company, breaking several barriers on the way, says Usha Prasad

The bird man

Senthilvela K held top positions in MNCs before chucking it all and plunging into poultry farming. He has brought his Midas touch into the poultry farms now, where his annual revenue has touched Rs 1.2 crore in just two years, says Usha Prasad

Capturing life

For Namrata Rupani, an illness changed her life’s course from a dental career to a more adventurous photographer-entrepreneur mode, and allowing her to do photo shoots of the likes of Saina Nehwal in the course of work, says Gurvinder Singh

 
The brave entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is all about taking up the challenges as two college students in Bengaluru demonstrated by launching the first ever bike rental service in Karnataka and building it into a Rs 7.5 crore turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Officer and Gentleman

You have heard of super cops and encounter cops. Now meet this rare specimen among the men in khaki, the suave and multi-faceted Prateep V Philip, IPS, a DGP rank officer in Tamil Nadu, who loves to bring the best out of people, says Usha Prasad

Making dreams happen

For Vikram Mehta, though organising weddings is a profession, which involves meticulous planning, travel, hard work and big money, fulfilling the wishes of the couple longing for a dream wedding is the ultimate task, says Sofia Danish Khan

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