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One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar
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From the young boy who had to work as a cycle-rickshaw puller to a tycoon with a multi-business empire, Hari Kishan has fought his way to the top.
When he got his first loan—Rs 15,000—it came from a personal contact who had faith in him. Though his family felt it was a lottery, Hari Kishan was determined to spend it only on business. So he left his family home and the pressure to spend it on personal demands, and ran from pillar to post to get an order of 10,000 shoes from the government and never looked back.
Within a matter of months, his credit shot up in lakhs, and soon his company was manufacturing for Bata, Hush Puppies as well as a luxury line of their own—Harryksons. Since then he has diversified into restaurants, marriage halls and even hospitals. Hari Kishan’s legacy has withstood the barriers society put up to impede his progress as a Dalit. Now he is determined to do right by his people and use his power to change society.
Read more about this powerful and inspiring story.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2017

Length : 9 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

One Step At A Time

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar

From the young boy who had to work as a cycle-rickshaw puller to a tycoon with a multi-business empire, Hari Kishan has fought his way to the top.
When he got his first loan—Rs 15,000—it came from a personal contact who had faith in him. Though his family felt it was a lottery, Hari Kishan was determined to spend it only on business. So he left his family home and the pressure to spend it on personal demands, and ran from pillar to post to get an order of 10,000 shoes from the government and never looked back.
Within a matter of months, his credit shot up in lakhs, and soon his company was manufacturing for Bata, Hush Puppies as well as a luxury line of their own—Harryksons. Since then he has diversified into restaurants, marriage halls and even hospitals. Hari Kishan’s legacy has withstood the barriers society put up to impede his progress as a Dalit. Now he is determined to do right by his people and use his power to change society.
Read more about this powerful and inspiring story.

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Milind Khandekar

Milind Khandekar has over twenty-two years of experience in the field of journalism. He is currently managing editor at Media Content and Communications Services (I) Pvt. Ltd (MCCS), and looks after the editorial content of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha. He has previously worked with the Navbharat Times and Aaj Tak. He is a product of the Times Centre for Media Studies, and received the Rajendra Mathur Award for best trainee (Hindi) in 1991.

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