I want to be remembered for my contributions to society: Ganesh Gudigara

As I waited at Nirmitsu Technologies, I saw a simply dressed man walk into his cabin. He greeted everyone around with a smile in his eyes, through he has a visual problem of adjusting to light and see clearly due to a retinal problem. Meet Ganesh Gudigara, managing director and CEO of Nirmitsu Technologies, a technology solutions provider. Gudigara has always been determined to not let his disability come in the way of success. Gudigara, who suffers from a retinal problem called retinitis pigmentosa, runs Nirmitsu Technologies, along with his brother, Ashok Gudigara, and a friend, Satish B

I’m Proud of Starting an sme and making it a big success: Krishna Prasad

Their 15 years of relentless service to establish VisionTek has proved fruitful. Today, their efforts have established the company as an expert in innovative project-and product-based solutions. VisionTek has a reputation for consistently delivering high quality and cost effective telecom and software products and services to its clients. Meet the couple behind the success of this SME, which has received several awards for excellence in electronics from the Government of India and ELCINA. Krishna Prasad, managing director and his wife, Radha Rani, executive director, VisionTek, share a common vision to take the company to greater heights. Here’s the story of their inspiring personal and professional journey of success and failures, as narrated to Richa Chakravarty of Electronics Bazaar.

Solar can equip India to become a great country: K Subramanya

Born in a small town like Hassan in Karnataka could not deter him from reaching for the sky, with the sun as his guiding light. This simple yet intelligent boy would rise to heights, believed his school teachers. His passion for the environment and determination to achieve the impossible has made him the man he is today. Meet the solar man, who believes in the potential of solar energy to build a better world, who lives a simple life in harmony with nature, who aspires to bring light to more than a billion lives, who has great faith in Generation X, and is optimistic about seeing his country on the world map as a super power. In a freewheeling chat with Srabani Sen of Electronics Bazaar, K Subramanya, chief executive officer, Tata BP Solar, looks back with pride at the millions of lives the company has touched and impacted. With about three decades of rich experience, Subramanya is steering Tata BP Solar into an exciting new future. His leadership has made a lasting impact on the solar industry. He narrates the interesting and eventful story of his life, which begins in a small town, but with the backing of a large family.

A self-motivated, grassroots man: AG Rohira

A G Rohira, a successful bankerturned businessman and now, president of ELCINA, has many feathers in his cap. The dynamic 69-year-old shares with us his triumphant journey

Unstinting support by the industry boosts my confidence: Sanjiv Narayan

There is more to what appears behind the gentlemanly facade of Sanjiv Narayan, managing director, SGS Tekniks. He is a man with strong will power and an indomitable attitude. The reputation, recognition and fame that Sanjiv Narayan enjoys was not earned overnight.

A man charged with creation: Rakesh Malhotra

Building up a company or a brand from the scratch seems to be his forte. With sheer determination and hard work Rakesh Malhotra, CEO, Luminous, has conquered almost everything he had wished for in life. Now preparing to play...

Solar will always occupy a good place in my life: Rajeev Arya

The first thing people notice about him is, almost invariably, his flawless personality. Born in a journalistic and writers’ background, he had always been anxious to prove he is more than just a son of two popular writers—his parents—and this is reflected in the challenging roles he took on since he was very young. He is known and recognised in the industry as a senior technology leader with an experience of over 25 years in the solar energy space. He has built and integrated professionals into result oriented multidisciplinary teams and has been instrumental in scaling up and validation of thin film technologies from research into production. Meet the man who brought sunshine in many a lives and saw very closely how solar energy completely changed people’s lives. Changing the direction of his life a couple of times, Rajiv Arya is presently the CEO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd. Arya’s story is one of determination, focus and perseverance

A victory for the ‘made in India’ man: Sanjeev Sehgal

Building up a company or a brand from scratch seems to be his forte. With sheer determination and hard work, Sanjeev Sehgal, managing director, Samriddhi Automations, better known as Sparsh, has overcome all failures and hurdles that came his way. Riding on the accolades he received through the ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ Award, this entrepreneur is proceeding on a new journey. Meet the man who personifies entrepreneurial zeal, to whom no challenge is an obstacle, and who is surging ahead with an aim to do something different and to turn every challenge into a success story…

Grand old man of test: SK Dutta

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” These words by Dale Carnegie, define the life of S K Dutta Chowdhary, managing director, DVS-India, who achieved success and respect by adopting right approach and values in life

I was like a Samurai to my bosses: Soni Saran Singh

Soni Saran Singh, executive director of NMTronics India Pvt Ltd, turned his failures into success through his dedication and fortitude, bouncing back every time he hit a roadblock

I’m still struggling to be successful: Kunwar Sachdev

In his T-shirt and bermudas, the man waiting for me at the Gurgaon DLF Golf Course gate, didn’t seem to be heading one of the largest inverter companies in India. His casual attitude and simplicity did not match with the fact that he lit up millions of homes in the country at a time when power outages were at their peak, and the only branded company, Videocon, had stopped manufacturing inverters in the country. Meet the man who personifies entrepreneurial zeal, to whom no challenge is an obstacle, and who is surging ahead with the one and only aim in life—to do something different and to turn every challenge into a success story—he is Kunwar Sachdev, founder and managing director of Su-Kam...

Creating a life I longed for: O P Nangia

“My life is an open book,” proclaims O P Nangia, founder and managing director, Stead Electronics Industries, a reputable producer of wire wound resistors, rheostats and potentiometers, whose products are extensively used by electronic industries, technical institutes and laboratories. With over 56 years of experience, Nangia is one of the oldest manufacturers in the electronics industry. Explicating the ‘never say die’ spirit of his father, Nangia’s son, Girish Nangia, says, “My father has been a true karamyogi. He has been a mentor and a friend to me. His sound moral values and consistency towards work have always been an inspiring and motivating force for the company. Even at this age, he is as laborious as he used to be 20 years ago.” The dynamic 73-yea r­old shares snippets of his life with Himanshu Yadav of Electronics Bazaar and narrates his journey to success and the inevitable pitfalls he encountered along the way.

He Conquers who Endures: S.K. Jain

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work,” says S K Jain, managing director, Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd. Jain has accepted what life has offered him and made the best of it. His journey is of a man who turned sombre realties into a bright future through his diligence and hard work

From Small Beginnings Come Great Things: G D Saini

In the process of constantly moving ahead, one rarely gets time to think about the moments that led to the start of the journey, which has now come about a long way. And someday, when ‘a moment’ asks you to look back in time and take a simple recount of it, it does tend to make one nostalgic. Reminiscing about things long forgotten just like flipping through the pages of some forgotten diary, G.D. Saini, managing director of Singodia Electronics, shares his journey.

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