Govind, the son of an illiterate rickshaw vendor
in Varanasi, had grown up with cruel taunts like
'However much you study, you will still be a
He had studied with cotton stuffed in his ears
to drown the noise of printing machines and
generators below his window in a poor
neighborhood where small workshops existed
cheek by jowl with tiny residential quarters.
He had given Math tuitions to supplement the
paltry sum his father could afford to send him
His ailing father had sold a small plot of land to
give Govind about Rs 40,000 so that he could
move to Delhi which would provide him a
better place to study.
Throughout his life, he had lived with only one
dream -- to become an officer of the Indian
For him that was the only way. And when he
broke the news to his family, that he was
ranked 48 among 474 successful candidates in
his first attempt at the exam -- it was the turn of
his three sisters and father to weep with
The tenement that she calls home is all of 280
sq. ft. where she and her family live.
“I didn’t go to any coaching class for my
entrance and chose to join coaching classes only
for final exam.
I received scholarship from my class, so I didn’t
have to pay for them,” she said. “They found me
cleverer and brighter than others. The
scholarship meant that my parents didn’t have
to worry about my educational expenses.
A 20-year-old MS Dhoni came to Kharagpur in
search of a job, and worked as a ticket collector
for 3 years. Today, he is India's most successful
He used to survive on a mere 10 Rupees a day.
His father was a watchman in a shopping complex
and he always wanted his son to join the army.
His mother worked as a nurse and spent a
considerable amount of her earnings on Jadeja's kit.
Jadeja lost his mother at 17 and that so devastated
him that he wanted to quit everything.
But then he remembered his mother's last wish - to
see her son don the national colours. Today, Jadeja
is one of India's leading all-rounder.
ShahRukh Khan revealed that when he came to
Mumbai he did not have money to eat.
He even slept on roads for many days near
SRK also recalled that in those days he did not
even know that there was Mumbai beyond Haji
Abhishek, a shoe mender's son, living in a filthy,
congested and neglected area of Kanpur,
cleared one of the hardest-to-crack exams of
India, the IITJEE in 2010.
Now he is a proud IITian and that too studying
in IIT, Kanpur, one of the five best IITs in India.
Abhishek’s family consists of his parents and 3
younger brothers. The father mends shoes and
his mother stitches and mends clothes to run
Abhishek too helped his father and mother
during the day in their jobs.
At night he would study for 5-6 hours. With the
meager amount that his parents would earn,
they would feed a family of six as well as buy
the necessary study material and stationery for
Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he
was too slow to learn anything in life. Who knew
then that this ‘slow’ kid would become the man
who will give us the first electric bulb? He invented
nearly a 1000 bulbs before inventing the one that
The 27 years old technology geek who like other
Americans mentioned in the list is a college drop-out is
founder of Facebook, the famous social networking
He is known to run a company almost used by half a
billion people across the world.
This Indian actress and classical dancer needs no
She met with an accident when she was just 16.
Doctors missed a small wound in her ankle and
plastered it, which later got infected and there was
no alternative left but to amputate her leg.
With her prosthetic “Jaipur Foot” she became one of
the most popular and acclaimed classical dancers of
You can be the next success story!!!!
Just wake up and decide whether you want to
become a part of the crowd or lead the crowd.
Tomorrow may be too late, so why don’t you