Sometimes an event that takes place in one corner of the world, gives immense pride and unbound happiness to millions of people living in another part of the world. This is what it happens when Satya Nadella declared as the CEO of Microsoft yesterday. Due to his Indian connection, in few hours he went on to become idols for thousand software professionals of our country. In a day’s time young people started receiving the inspiration from him that we as humans need to succeed. It always takes one man to lead a path, to which thousand others can follow. And Mr. Satya Nadella could do it for all.
But more than this, his personal journey is very interesting. I wish people in India need to look at it carefully. When I heard his name, I visited his wiki page and what I saw there was very interesting keeping the current scenario in mind.
Satya Nadella: CEO of Microsoft
Wikipedia suggests, Mr. Nadella was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India in a Telugu family to an IAS officer, B. N. Yugandhar, hailing from Krishna District ofAndhra Pradesh, India.
For me this line holds a great message within it that votes for peace and togetherness. Now to explain you all in more detail, let me tell you I have been to this Krishna district apparently too many times in last couple of years as my best friend works there as a banker. In 2007 I spend all most five months in the city Hyderabad after completion of my engineering course.
Now what’s interesting is that people of these two places Hyderabad and Krishna district this man Mr. Nadella belongs to at different phases of his life in now battling it out for two different states. People have their different reasons and logics to justify their needs; I do not have much knowledge to judge who among them is right and who is wrong. I can’t make a prediction on future of people living in this region if I do not have real knowledge regarding the same.
Still I wonder, how people of these two different places would share the pride what Mr. Nadella brought to them with his attachment among them once the state would be divided. It’s easy to distribute land and wealth; but no way can we distribute achievement, pride and happiness. We as humans can only share them.
I have grown up in a joint family. We have our share of fight and argument among our family members. We still do. But at the end of the day those four walls securing our whole family remains same. All of us has to compromise with our privacy, all of us has to remain silent when someone speaks which we don’t want to hear, all of us has to do many things which we do n’t have to do for our person profits. But at the end of the day, if it binds all the people living in a family it’s good. We share our success, sorrows, fear together. And the best part is same blood does not flow in my family members. By birth we are two different families and by our own choice we embedded ourselves into one.
I just wish just like Mandela gave such a vital lesson to the country of South Africa this story of Nadella give a lesson to my countrymen who still fight to create their own little place ignoring that they own such a huge country with rich culture called INDIA.
Before British left India they applied their formulae of “Divide and Rule” and undivided India became India and Pakistan. With this so many memories of millions of people lost in the pages of history; countless homes suddenly found new addresses and so many heroes lost their identity in one part due to their origin was from another part. After 67 years, the result is in front of the world.
When I was in school, my answer to the question, “how many states are there in India?” was 25. Now after twenty years the answer has changes to 28. I am not sure when my son would have to answer the same if the answer would stay same or not. But honestly, I just wish like Mandela, our people would extract a lesson of togetherness from Mr. Nadella. I am sure even Mr. Nadella would not have ever thought of this interesting connection regarding his personal life. A Microsoft professional must not have so much free time to look at his own life with this kind of perspective; he has better things to do in life.