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Fighting the odds

Mansi Gupta, who hails from the small town of Jammu, has always fought the odds to rise higher in life, right from moving to Pune to do her graduation as a teenager to building a Rs 19 crore turnover company from scratch, says Gurvinder Singh

Stitching in time

Engineering graduates and siblings Khalid Raza Khan and Akram Tariq Khan set up an online store for ethnic Pakistani suits with just Rs 60,000 and their bootstrapped venture has grown into a Rs 14 crore turnover company, says Usha Prasad

Churning out champions

A geography teacher in a government school in rural Bihar is on a relentless mission, empowering girls from economically weaker sections by training them in various sports and making them national and state champions, says Gurvinder Singh

Making Logistics Logical

Diving into the logistics business at the age of 25 in 2007 with Rs 8 lakh, Ishaan Singh Bedi, who started with just three employees and a single truck, has built a 700 employee company with a turnover of Rs 98 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

On the Go

A young IAS officer is initiating innovative projects wherever he is posted. The son of a kirana shop owner, Dr Alby John, is spearheading projects to increase the green cover in Chennai and changing the image of crime prone areas, says Usha Prasad

Daddy’s brave girl

For Caroleen Gomez, who lost her father to cancer, the bereavement changed her life so much that she fought the odds to launch her personal care startup at 28 and made it a Rs 50 lakh turnover venture in just two years, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rich and cool

Four brothers from a village in Gujarat who shifted to a small town called Amreli, about 100 km from Rajkot, started a humble cold drinks and ice-cream shop which has now grown into a Rs 259 crore turnover FMCG company, says Gurvinder Singh

Brave brothers

Brothers Bhavesh and Rohit chose not to join their father’s business, but instead charted their own course, struggling, and toiling hard to build a Rs 50 crore turnover car and two-wheeler cover manufacturing unit, says Gurvinder Singh

Revamp, renovate, reboot

After refurbishing his family-owned kirana store in the small town of Saharanpur in western UP, Vaibhav Agrawal decided to replicate the model in other stores, which became a Rs 1 crore turnover business in just two years, says Sofia Danish Khan

Acing Sales

From being a shy teenager who had to be pushed by her mother to do door-to-door sales of products from their boutique, Bhavna Juneja went on to build a USD 65 million turnover business empire in less than 20 years, says Sofia Danish Khan

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