“Slowly, ideas lead to ideology, lead to policies that lead to actions”- Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur and one of the founders of the ‘Infosys’, the famous Indian IT company. He is a hero and an inspiration for educated Indian middle class who see in him a man who has achieved great heights in life by the sheer dint of merit.
He decided to be an independent entrepreneur in the early years of his life after observing his father’s frequent job transfers and subsequent relocations. He was transformed from a small town boy to a confident and mature young man after receiving education from the IIT, a place where he learned to work hard and perform as a part of the team. He also understood the importance of giving back to the society, an important trait of his personality which still remains intact after so many years.
After graduation and working for few years in a firm, he decided to establish his own company with some of his colleagues and thus, ‘Infosys’ was formed where he served in various capacities for next 28 years. After leaving his company, he served as the chairman of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), a national government scheme which aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India.
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