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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

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