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From Labourer to Millionare

From Labourer to Millionare

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar
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Bhagwan Gai spent his formative years without schooling, as the child of wandering construction labourers. When he was older, his summer vacations were spent as a labourer, a carpenter or a mason. The two months wage would pay for his schooling, but in a competitive school of Brahmins, even being a good student didn’t count if you couldn’t be the best.
Although he wanted to study to be an engineer or doctor, he was itching to get a job to ensure his mother wouldn’t have to sell vegetables on the streets any more. Joining HPCL during a drive to recruit from the scheduled castes and tribes, he swiftly moved up the ranks until his promotions were consistently halted. While he fought a case on discrimination to open doors for other Dalits, he moved on to better things—a company in Dubai where he earned twenty times as much. He has never looked back since.Now he owns a company valued at Rs 100 crore and is on the board of more than ten companies in India and Abu Dhabi, and creates development and strengthening opportunities for other marginalized Dalits to break out of the system.
Find out how this extraordinary businessman escaped the confines of his caste to build an empire in this story.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2017

Length : 11 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

From Labourer to Millionare

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar

Bhagwan Gai spent his formative years without schooling, as the child of wandering construction labourers. When he was older, his summer vacations were spent as a labourer, a carpenter or a mason. The two months wage would pay for his schooling, but in a competitive school of Brahmins, even being a good student didn’t count if you couldn’t be the best.
Although he wanted to study to be an engineer or doctor, he was itching to get a job to ensure his mother wouldn’t have to sell vegetables on the streets any more. Joining HPCL during a drive to recruit from the scheduled castes and tribes, he swiftly moved up the ranks until his promotions were consistently halted. While he fought a case on discrimination to open doors for other Dalits, he moved on to better things—a company in Dubai where he earned twenty times as much. He has never looked back since.Now he owns a company valued at Rs 100 crore and is on the board of more than ten companies in India and Abu Dhabi, and creates development and strengthening opportunities for other marginalized Dalits to break out of the system.
Find out how this extraordinary businessman escaped the confines of his caste to build an empire in this story.

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Milind Khandekar

Milind Khandekar has over twenty-two years of experience in the field of journalism. He is currently managing editor at Media Content and Communications Services (I) Pvt. Ltd (MCCS), and looks after the editorial content of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha. He has previously worked with the Navbharat Times and Aaj Tak. He is a product of the Times Centre for Media Studies, and received the Rajendra Mathur Award for best trainee (Hindi) in 1991.

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