By Vanshika Thakur
The name for the hour is Sundar Pichai from a calm and composed tech developer, to now heading Google’s world leading tech company, Pichai ‘s journey to Google’s top position shows his achievements in a relatively short period of time.
Sundar’s journey is a lesson that success is not a piece of cake, served to you directly without any struggle. He worked for 11 consecutive years to achieve the position where he is now.
Before having him and his younger brother, Pichai ‘s father was an electrical engineer, and his mother a stenographer. The family was not rich and the boys slept together in their two-room apartment’s living room.
Early on, Pichai had a talent for remembering numbers that his family realized when he could remember every phone number on their rotary phone he had ever dialed. Often he’ll even show off his memorizing skills at meetings.
SundarPichai began working at Applied Materials as the engineering and product manager, and later joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.In 2004, SundarPichai became part of Google.He has been given the title of product manager and creative efforts for Google Client software products like GoogleChrome and ChromeOS. GoogleDrive is also Sundar P’s brainchild.
Sundarpichai is a family man and he was married to Anjali Pichai, who was his classmate at IIT Kharagpur. They have two children, a boy named Kiran and a girl named Kavya, and they currently live in the hills of Los Altos.
Pichai is known for keeping low profile when it comes to family life.
On the occasion of his birthday let’s have look on lesser known facts about him :-
- SundarPichai was in California with his parents Regunatha Pichai and Lakshmi in 1997, when they first came to visit him in the U.S.
2. SundarPichai proposed Anjali during their final year in IIT Kharagpur.
3. A snap of Sundar Pichai’s daughter Kavya and his son Kiran.
4. When Bollywood Superstar SRK met SundarPichai at Google’s headquarters.
5. Congratulation message posted on Sundar’s Childhood School Board (Vanavani Matric Higher Secondary School)