Winning the game of life

From an auto driver to VP of a software company, Mahendher’s tale is one of hard work and not letting circumstances come in the way of dreams

By Author  |  Published: 1st Jun 2020  12:45 amUpdated: 31st May 2020  10:59 pm

Singireddy Mahendher Reddy who hails from Kukatpally has a story that will inspire many. A software employee who started his journey as an auto driver to vice president of Cloud 4c, he managed to overcome all obstacles and succeed in his life, but also helped others with free coaching.

“My journey into the software field was not easy, I was born in Pathur village, Gadwal. We used to have schooling only until third standard. After that, we used to go to another village which was a 3 kms away. It was difficult to study in my village as we didn’t have proper facilities and students from second, third, fourth standard sat in the same place and had to listen to every class. When I was in ninth standard, I had to move to my grandmother’s place to pursue my higher education,” recalls Mahendher. After matriculation, he planned to take the BiPC stream, but soon he realised that it was not his cup of tea. So, he quit his education and started farming in his village. Observing his knowledge on agriculture due his family background, people in the village had approached him for his suggestions and ideas.

Later, he was not happy with his work, and hence decided to ply as an auto driver for a year. While riding auto, one of his close friend spoke to him about an article regarding ‘Hardware’ course in a newspaper. “I strongly believe that I could do something great. I was not satisfied with my profession. I sold my auto and invested that amount in joining this course in Hyderabad,” says Mahendher.

After completing the course, he started repairing a few hardware gadgets in multiple houses charging about Rs 500 to 800 per repair. While repairing and learning new things in the city, he wanted to grow his career in software. Then he had realised that, in order to enter into software field, communication matters a lot and joined spoken English classes. He had started giving his interviews in various companies but was rejected, as he did not have a degree. He took up this as a challenge and pursued his BA.

Later, he joined a software company to prove himself as a good software developer. “I always believe in hard work and I didn’t make any excuse for myself. The journey was tough and challenging, but a successful one.”


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