Sundar Pichai: Indian-American Tech Wizard

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet

We all love Google because it has answers to all our questions! But how many of us know the man behind the world’s largest search engine? Pichai Sundararajan, popularly known as Sundar Pichai, who left for the USA at the age of 20 made revolutionary changes in one of the largest tech companies in the world — Google.

Sundar Pichai was born in 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, and brought up in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. His interest in technology began in the manufacturing unit of his father, an electrical engineer, who used to share with him the stories of his work challenges which always inspired Pichai.

Hailing from a lower middle-class family, Pichai grew up, along with his two brothers, in a two-room rented apartment. Due to lack of space, Pichai and his brothers had to sleep on the floor of the living room. His family could hardly make both ends meet and could never afford any luxurious items.

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Dr (Fr) Sajith Cyriac holds a Ph.D. in Media Education from Salesian University, Rome. He is an established author with 19 books to his credit. He was the editor of Inspirational Quote for more than 10 years. Presently, he is the Vice-Principal of ST PAULS COLLEGE, Bengaluru.