Sundar Pichai: The Untold Story

“A person who is happy is not because everything is right in his life, he is happy because his attitude towards everything in his life is right.” – Sundar Pichai

August 10th, 2015 witnessed a proud moment for all Indians when google appointed its new CEO in the shadow of the Indian name, Sundar Pichai. 

Sundar pichai story


Born on July 12, 1972 Pichai Sundararajan, commonly known to us as Sundar Pichai  belonged to a lower middle-class family of Madurai,in the state of Tamil Nadu. His father was the manager of a factory producing electrical objects components. Pichai had  inclination for tech since his childhood days upon hearing stories of the work challenges faced by his father. At a tender age of 17, Pichai possessed some extraordinary skills of memorizing and remembering numbers.


Upon completing his class 12th studies, Pichai managed to enter into one of the finest institutions of our country today, IIT Kharagpur. In an interview, Sundar Pichai said that he was preparing for IIT JEE with an intention to do the course with Computer Science or Electronics. Further, he was looking forward to join IIT, Madras. But, that couldn’t happen. He then graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur with a silver medal. He completed his MS (Masters in Science) in Material sciences and Engineering from Stanford University and later went on to complete an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sundar pichai story


Before entering Google, Pichai worked as a management consultant in McKinsey & Company. In 2004, Pichai joined Google and continued to put on his useful efforts to make things better. One of such work being, development of toolbar which led to start of google chrome.  He was appointed as VP of product development in 2008 and then as Senior VP of Chrome and apps by 2012. Adding star to the success in 2015, Sundar was announced to be the new CEO of Google by Larry Page, Co-founder of Google.

Sundar pichai story


Pichai is an inspiration”, on seeing how Pichai’s journey from the metallurgy department at Kharagpur to Stanford, Wharton, McKinsey, and eventually to the top of Google in 2015, remains exceptional, even by the high standards set by IIT alumni. Although reached to zenith of success, Pichai keeps himself extremely calm and down to earth with his these words being an evidence for it,

“There are many powerful men and women in mobile. I’m fortunate to be part of that group. By no means do I think I’m the most powerful person.” -Sundar Pichai

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