The son of a daily wage worker and an occasional grave digger in a remote village near Mangaluru in Karnataka, V.P. Lobo, 47, has built himself a remarkable real-estate business with heart and an impressive cumulative turnover of Rs 75 crore in just six years of full-fledged operation between 2010 and 2016.
His company T3 Urban Developers builds budget homes with high-quality amenities such as intercom, Wi-Fi and library in tier-III cities, and now has projects worth Rs 500 crore.
Lobo’s journey has been one of positive action against all odds, of building a worthy life brick by determined brick.
Born in extreme poverty among seven siblings to illiterate parents in Vogga village, 50 km from Mangaluru city, Lobo did his schooling in the local vernacular-medium government-aided school.