Nothing is impossible. If you really believe in yourself, then your hard work will fetch you success for sure. It’s a rags-to-riches story. Sirajuddin Qureshi created all this empire on his own from needle to ship.
He gave a humble start to his work by running a roadside stall in the capital, rose to extreme heights that he has been invited to meet US President Barack Obama at an entrepreneurship summit this month.
All that seems to be a distant city to us, for many of us thinking of it even is a dream, is the reality of Qureshi. He is the Chairman of the Hind Group of Companies and President of the India Islamic Cultural Centre and now will attend the presidential summit April 26-27 in Washington.
Talking about his background, he is not the son of a rich father rather was born to parents of very modest means. Qureshi attended a neighbourhood madrassa, and continued his studies in a municipal government school later.
As any other father’s wish Qureshi’s father also wanted him to go to city’s best school, but they did not had any good source to do that.
However, as river makes its way from rocks, Qureshi made his way out though obstructed by his humble background. He held the beam of confidence and courage and dreamt to become an entrepreneur. The result today is of course on conspicuous.
The little earning from the roadside stall on which he used to sell odd things fetched him immense satisfaction and also pushed him to pursue his studies further.
For his graduation he went to Delhi University and then pursued a degree in law. But he did not take up law as his career and instead decided to venture into business and got his first consignment of meat export to Dubai.
Then gradually success touched his feet and Qureshi became the chairman-cum-managing director of the Hind group of industries in 1989 and established the first meat processing plant near Delhi.
Qureshi is very happy the way things are turning, now looks forward to the presidential summit in the US and exchange business ideas. He will be one of the 250 other people from places with sizeable Muslim population like Africa, the Middle East, southeast Asia and the US itself.
The summit follows Obama’s Cairo speech in June last year when he promised of such a meeting to deepen ties with business leaders from the Muslim communities across the world and the US.
Qureshi is a great example that proved that if you really wish something than you will get it, no matter what all comes in your way. He stood as a leading entrepreneur from a mere seller. All we wish is more success for the man.
He is the “real life” Khan of the movie My Name Is Khan.