SARATH BABU

Sarath was born and brought up in a slum in Madipakkam in Chennai. His mother was the sole breadwinner of the family. It was really tough for my mother to bring up five kids on her meager salary. She sold Idlis in the mornings, worked for the mid-day meal at the school during daytime and taught at the adult education programme of the Indian government, thus doing three different jobs to bring her Kids up and educate them.

Role model of my life The inspiring rags-to-riches tale of SARATH BABU
When 27-year old Sarathbabu graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, he created quite a stir by refusing a job that offered him a huge salary. He preferred to start his own enterprise -- Food king Catering Service -- in Ahmadabad. It was a dream come true, when Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy lit the traditional lamp and inaugurated Sarathbabu's enterprise.

Family background he was brought in a slum in madipakkam in chennai. Two elder sister. Two younger brother. Mother was the sole breadwinner of the family. Life at bits, pilani sister help him to pay off his fee by way of pawning of jewellery : Sister help him to pay off his fee by way of pawning of jewellery then after that received indian government scholarship First year at pilani, all the students were from the upper class or upper middle class families not conversant in english chemical engineering


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Second year : Second year little more confident started opening up engineering exhibition done seniors appreciated for the work third year elected for the post of the co-ordinator : Third year elected for the post of the co-ordinator heard about mba decide to do mba in any one of the iim’s Life at iim, ahmedabad got scholarship for two year unlike in bits mess committee in the first year in the second year elected as mess secretary.


Inspiration to be an entrepreneur his mother is the prime inspiration E.deeparamani ji read in the papers that 30 per cent of India's population does not get two meals a dayalso read about Infosys and Narayana Murthy, Reliance and Ambani. Reliance employed 20,000-25,000 people at that time, and Infosys, around 15,000. When a single entrepreneur like Ambani employed 25,000 people, he was supporting the family, of four or five, of each employee. So he was taking care of 100,000 people indirectly. I felt I, too, should become an entrepreneur.

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Foodking Catering Services Pvt Ltd experience as the mess secretary at IIM-A handled at least a thousand complaints and a thousand suggestions at that time. Every time he solved a problem, his classmate always appreciate him. From there he got an inspiration to start catering services First client was a software company to supply tea, coffee and snacks got the order from IIM, Ahmedabad, Ambition : Ambition Wants to employ 15000 employ in the coming five year Personal ambition to give a house and a car to his mother

Education I did my schooling from Kings Matriculation Higher Secondary School-Chennai, graduated in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and after working for 3 years in Polaris Software pursued my MBA from IIM-A.

Business After graduating from IIM-A, I set-up "Food king" - a food catering services on May 16th, 2006 with the vision to offer employment to illiterate and semiilliterate people and improve their standard of living. " I put values ahead of money and power. I have learnt it the hard way, rising up from delivering idlis prepared by my mother."

I come from an extremely humble background. Graduated from BITS Pilani and completed my management studies in IIM-A. After graduating from IIM-A, I setup "Food King" - a food catering business which today employs 300+ people across 3 centers in India

In 2010, I started "Hunger Free India Foundation" with the objective of contributing in my own way to address the problem of Hunger in India through various programmes. In the year of inception, the foundation undertook a food distribution programme across 40+ orphanage, senior citizens homes and special schools covering nearly 10,000 orphaned kids and senior citizens on October 10, 2010. The cities/towns covered were Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem, Bhavnagar and Goa.

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Achievements Honorary Rotarian, Dist 3201 Awards “CNN-IBN Young Indian Leader Award 2011 “ RITZ Chennai Youth Icon Award 2010 “ Example to Youth Award 2008″, CHENNAI. PEPSI-MTV Youth Icon 2008 (earlier recipients were Mr. Anil Ambani, Rahul Dravid, Shah Rukh Khan, M. S. Dhoni) “Example to Youth Award 2008″, CHENNAI

Sarath has addressed around 8 lakh students across Schools, Colleges talking about Entrepreneurship, role as responsible citizens and personal development. I He dreams to see a Hunger Free India in my lifetime and so he has started a foundation called Hunger Free India Foundation and declared 10/10 as Hunger Free day across India and fed 10000 kids last year and is going to distribute 1 lakhs notebooks this year. Sarath has actively participates as an Independent candidate for the Honorable Mayor of Chennai, he believes to see the change , You have to be the change.

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