From Rags to Riches – Get inspired!

Everyone faces obstacles, on their road to success. Nobody’s hardships in life can be compared to anyone else’s, either. However, these are just a few people, who managed to pick themselves from intensely difficult situations, and make themselves noteworthy in their respective industries. Let’s have a look, at these honourable individual’s stories:

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirajlal Ambani was an Indian business tycoon, who founded Reliance Industries in Bombay with his cousin. Ambani returned from Yemen to India and started “Majin” in partnership with Champaklal Damani, his second cousin, who lived with him in Turkey . Majin was to import polyester yarn and export spices to Yemen. The first office of the Reliance Commercial Corporation was set up at the Narsinatha Street in Masjid Bunder. Initially, they had two assistants to help them with their business. During this period, Ambani and his family stayed in a two-bedroom apartment at the Jai Hind Estate in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai.. In 1965, Champaklal Damani and Dhirubhai Ambani ended their partnership and Ambani started on his own. It is believed that both had different temperaments and a different take on how to conduct business. While Damani was a cautious trader and did not believe in building yarn inventories, Ambani was a known risk-taker and believed in building inventories to increase profit.

The Bollywood movie ‘Guru’ is said to loosely be based on the life of Mr Ambani.


Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known by his, stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor, who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting.

The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.

His humble beginning, as a bus conductor, to his rise as a superstar in the film industry, is awe-inspiring!


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