Self-made Man, an inspiration: Aziz Prem Ji -
Self-made Man, an inspiration: Aziz Prem Ji
Posted 22 May 2019 11:49 AM

India is a country which is known for its majority of young population. A massive percentage of people in India are under 30 years of age, who can come together and create milestones like once created by Aziz Prem Ji.
The young generation of our country should take inspiration from such ideal figures and set a goal for their future in order to make the country as well as their parents proud of their endeavors.

Aziz Prem Ji, a philanthropist owning the third largest Indian IT services company and is also know for his wealth as he is India's third richest man.

Wipro was started as Western India Vegetable Products Ltd. in 1945 by Mohamed Premji, father of Azim Premji, as a manufacturer of hydrogenated cooking fats. At the time, Premji's father was already an established rice merchant. Azim Premji completed his studies in Mumbai and was pursuing engineering at Stanford University, USA when in 1966 he had to leave and return to India due to his father’s sudden demise. He then became the chairman of Wipro at the young age of 21 amidst shareholder revolt. He expanded the company's product line to include hydraulic cylinders, soaps, lighting products etc. and renamed the company Wipro in 1977.
Wipro entered the IT space in 1980 after IBM had pulled back from the nation. The organization began with assembling microcomputers under an innovation offering consent to US-based Sentinel Computers. Afterward, it began giving programming answers to supplement its equipment activities.

The 80s saw a progression of endeavors by Azim Premji and Wipro. He began an assembling plant for the generation of pressure driven tipping frameworks in 1983, trailed by passage into the assembling of modern chambers and water powered barrels. In 1989, Wipro shaped a joint endeavor with General Electric (GE) for the assembling and appropriation of imaging items called Wipro GE Medical Systems, which turned into an auxiliary of Wipro the next year.

Azim Premji is one of India’s most well-known and respected business leaders and has received many awards during his lifetime, most notably India’s second highest civilian honor for his contribution to the business. He was also selected as one of the 30 Greatest Global Entrepreneurs of all time by Business Week and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has transformed Wipro under his leadership from a US $2mn cooking fat company into a conglomerate spanning multiple businesses that are generating revenue of US $7bn. Premji is indeed one of the pioneers in developing the IT sector in India and putting the sector on the global stage.

Hence, we are grateful that India has given birth to such influential personalities and we hope that every generation gets plenty of such leaders in the future.

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