15 August, 2015: Sundar Pichai was born in chennai, State of Tamilnadu India. Pichai’s upbringing was humble.Â His family used to live in a two room apartment. Pichai himself didn’t have a room. He used sleep on the living room floor, as did his younger brother too. His family couldn’t Â afford even a television and telephone until he was 12 years old.Â But Pichais’ father sowed the Â seed of knowledge of science and technology Â in his child’s mind. His fatherÂ Regunatha Pichai says, “I used to come home and talk to him a lot about my work day and the challenges. Sundar had a remarkable talent for remembering telephone numbers.
He captained his school’s cricket team, leading it to win regional competitions. Â He was the brightest Â student among his colleagues. He studied MetallurgicalÂ EngineeringÂ Â at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.(IIT Kharagpur) His gateway of USA opened after he Â graduated from IIT Kharagpur. Â Pichai was offered a scholarship at the ultimate breeding ground of tech geniuses – Stanford. Â But the Â plane ticket to America cost more than his Dad’s annual salary. But he never gave up.
He joined Google in 2004 where he has suddenly used his knowledge to great effect. Under his observation Â products include Google’s web browser, Chrome, as well as the Android mobile operating system.Â At Google, Pichai is described as soft-spoken. He is well liked and popularly known as low-key manager. Â He was also very popular among developers – he runs Google’s annual developer event, I/. He gave a great contribution for the Â launch of the market-beating Chrome browser in 2008.
Following Â his promotion through the ranks of Google took on an glowingly brilliance in rhythm, and soon he became Vice President, then Senior Vice President, and ultimately was given the responsibility with supervising all Google apps including Gmail and Google Drive and finally handed the control of Android itself.
He promoted to Product Chief in October 2014. After this promotion he Â literally became the Mr. Pageâ€™s second-in-command with oversight of day-to-day operations for overall Â Google’s major products including maps, search, and advertising.
According to reports â€œDefusing the situation fell to Sundar Pichai, the tactful, tactical new chief of Googleâ€™s Android division. Pichai set up a series of meetings with J.K. Shin, CEO of Samsung Mobile Communications, where he frankly processed the Â conversations about the companiesâ€™ intertwined fates , which leads to fragile peace.Â Since then, Samsung has apparently agreed to scale back Magazine UX, and the two corporations have announced a broad patent cross-licensing arrangement to implement which they â€œnow work together more closely on user experience than we ever have before,â€ according to Mr. Pichai.
“He has got apparent Â talent to think to be ahead of curve.Â Although he was trained in metallurgy and materials science at IIT Kharagpur, and Stanford, he was already deeply obsessed Â in the world of electronics.
Now this humbled boy is Â CEO of Google. His prestigiousÂ Â appointment makes him the latest Indian to gain greatly high-profile job in the US technology industry. He could be the fresh source of inspiration and motivation for many dreamers who loveÂ to face challenges and fly high with restless spirit.