The fruit of his hard work and prosperity today is linked to his 'normal' childhood and lack of material possessions. He was born and brought up with a simple lifestyle, but his dreams and initiatives paved a way to his triumph today.
Born with a sharp memory and quest for knowledge, Pichai was interested in numbers and computers. He completed his graduation in metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur and won a scholarship for Stratford.
The roller coaster of his fame and victory initiated with his wise decisions to join Google in 2004. He was also suggested as a contender for Microsoft's CEO in 2014. Pichai was chosen as the CEO of Google in 2015.
His family used to live in a two-room apartment in Chennai, Pichai and his brother would sleep in the living room.
Pichai and his wife own a house in Los Altos Hills, California which he brought for $6.8 million.
In his recent interactive session (#AskSundar) with the students of Delhi University, Pichai told them about his experience at the Google office, "Google is a really fun place to work. When you are walking in the office, you see everyone is doing something interesting. When I walked into the Google office for the first time, I was like a kid in a candy store."
Pichai was responsible for the products like Android, Chrome Os, Gmail, Google Drive and Maps. He overtook the formation and completion of the project of Alphabet Inc. after being appointed as the CEO.
"Reporter: Are you really considering naming Android N after an Indian dessert?
Pichai: Yes. Earlier, we were planning to go ahead with Mysore Pak, but later realized that it might end up as a case of mistaken identity and Shiv Sena might label Google as a Pakistani agent."
Defending the stereotypes and unwrapping the possibilities of knowledge and success, Pichai made a witty comment in his interview with TOI and told the reporter about his thoughts on parents who are obsessed with institutions like IIM's and IIT's, "Going to an IIT does not imply that you will become a tactful person and Arvind Kejriwal can testify to this statement. I hope that all the parents keep this in mind", he said.
Today Sundar Pichai is a living example of hard work and diligence for all of us.