Think Beyond, Stay Ahead

"Only Trust And Confidence Will Help Achieve Your Goal"

GVK Group’s founder on his journey from joining the family business to setting up one of India’s leading infrastructure companies

Photographs by RA Chandroo

I was born and brought up in a village in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. I was brash and would not study, and since my parents wanted to have complete control over me, they kept me in the village. I was really bright in everything but studies! But when I was in middle school, there were children in my class who won prizes and that caught my attention: why didn’t I get any prizes? My sole objective, then, was to win a prize too.