Chetan Bhagat Success Story
The world's most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is you can't even tell who is who. Chetan Bhagat is a renowned author and a motivational speaker.
He was born in a Punjabi family in Delhi, on 22nd Apr, 1974.Chetan was a brilliant student in his school and had a great determination to succeed in life. Because of his hard work, he got admission in one of the renowned institutes in India, Indian Institute of Technology.
He did his Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and went for a management degree in IIM, Ahmedabad. Due to his outstanding performance in studies, Chetan was recognized as the Best Student of IIM, Ahmedabad.
After graduating, he got a job as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong where he worked there for 11 years. He was great in his career, but somewhere his passion was in writing. He was earning quite well in his job and it was a tough decision for him to leave such a luxurious setting. But he took the hard call and went to Mumbai to settle down with his dreams of writing.
Leaving a luxurious life was not an easy decision, but Chetan Bhagat took this decision to pursue his dream of writing. Money is not everything, but we do get carried away with money and popularity in life. We leave our passion for the sake of others and for the sake of getting a luxury life all the way. But this was not the case with Chetan Bhagat.
The outcome of leaving comforts to write made him the author of the bestselling novels of the world like The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2States, Five Point Someone. He has been into writing for many years now and he has written some of the best novels of all time.
Few Bollywood movies have been inspired and adapted from the novels of Chetan Bhagat. Some of the movies like 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che are based on his works. He is also known for writing inspiring columns in newspapers. Many of his writings have been a part of government discussions.
Bhagat contributed a lot to the society. He also worked towards the welfare of people. In lieu of this, he received the Society Young Achiever’s Award in the year 2000. He also received the Publisher’s Recognition Award in the year 2005.
Chetan Bhagat has been listed among the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time’s Magazine in the year 2010. He has done some great work at a very young age.
The reason for his success is that he followed his own dreams and followed his heart. He left all his comforts and went to following his passion for writing. It is very important to do what you like and what you love to do. Chetan Bhagat is one such example.
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