“From the very beginning, life seemed to be testing me, placing obstacles in my path that I had to fight through. Seizures and a fragile immune system made me acquainted with adversity from an early age. But adversity often sparks resilience, and I became a fighter long before I could even understand the term.
School wasn’t easy; I struggled to keep up with my studies, but amidst those challenges, I discovered something remarkable – I had a knack for numbers. Math became my sanctuary, and I mastered multiplication tables faster than anyone could imagine. It earned me a title: The Human Calculator, in school. Yet, just as swiftly as this talent appeared, it faded away, leaving whispers of a “broken calculator” in its wake.
My journey was about evolution. I delved into various avenues – working in my father’s office, renovating the theater, and eventually pursuing education overseas. But my thirst for creating something of my own persisted.
I was obsessed with cars. Selling premium cars honed my skills in sales, but my hunger for knowledge led me to unpaid internships where I absorbed as much as I could. Regular wasn’t for me; I craved the extraordinary. It’s so weird but back then, I had my email ID created as ‘the23oldceo’. I was so urged to develop something on my own and venture it out.
I was interested in Journalism, embracing creativity, and connecting with people. And through a different lens – a lens not of a high-end camera but an iPhone – I discovered a unique way to tell stories. iPhone photography became my canvas, a medium through which I could capture the essence of people’s lives.
I didn’t stop at just taking photos; I shared my knowledge. I conducted workshops, teaching others the art of iPhone photography. Till date, I have executed mobile photography with 15+ Apple workshops.
Being a fifth-generation entrepreneur, the fire in me drove me to forge my own path. I yearned to explore my talents, and iPhone photography became the conduit. It was more than creativity; it was a way to connect to understand people through their stories.
And amidst this journey, my wife stood by my side, supporting my passions. Together, we manage our business – she handles finance, and I handle operations. It’s a partnership fueled by love and a shared determination to succeed.
We have a very long successful family business history. Our family’s persistence in business is told by my 82-year-old grandfather, who is still dedicatedly involved in our factory. Their legacy of determination fuels my drive.
Today, I continue to choose connection over conquests and people over profits. iPhone photography isn’t just a skill; it’s a means to explore the world, to delve into the intricacies of human lives. And with every click, I celebrate the beauty of storytelling and the power of genuine connections.”