The foreign and Indian media is full of news about the new CEO of Google, SundarPichai and how he made it to the top position. What amuses me is true to the saying,’a prophet is last recognized at home’, people in this part of the country wish to bask in reflected glory. Again his elevation, unlike it happens in our country has been purely on his competence and ability coupled with an opportunity he got to prove himself. I feel he is the second person as one of the newspapers puts it ‘LOW-kEY BIG GUN’ albeit with a difference, the first APJ Abdulkalam with similar background rose to the highest position in his own country which recognized his expertise and commitment coupled with humility, (which was something very very rare).
If SundarPichai had continued in India , probably he would have been conferred a‘PADMA SRI late in life !