Srikanth Bolla, is a 24-year-old blind entrepreneur from Hyderabad, a city of pearls. When he was born, his parents, who were earning Rs 20,000 annually, were ‘advised’ to get rid of him, but somehow he survived the society.
Despite scoring 90% in class 10th, his school didn’t allow him to chose Science stream for 12th; he sued the State Government, fought for 6 months, and ultimately won the case. And then he went on scoring 98% with Science in 12th. This was the punch in the face of people, who were doubting his limits, precisely society again.
“Srikanth Bolla Faced Rejections all his life Because Of Being Blind But Today This Man owns a Rs 50 Crore Company”
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of happiness. When IITs and NITs didn’t give him hall ticket for writing competitive exams, he didn’t stop, he applied overseas and got selected in four of the best colleges ever created on Earth. MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, you name it. He chose Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a scholarship and was MIT’s first International blind student. Yes, he went on making history in pursuit of his dreams.
After returning from the US in 2012, he launched Bollant Industries, where 60% of employees are poor, physically challenged. He always wanted to give back to the society, the same society who wanted him to fail. This 450 employees company’s net worth is Rs 50 crore, and recently, Ratan Tata invested in his venture.
As per him, “I was made blind by the perception of people..” When the world said to him that you can’t achieve anything, Bolla said, “But I look up at the world and say I can do anything.”
This story yet again proves that you’re only limited by your imagination & there’s always more you can achieve than just the obvious. Never doubt yourself. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.