9 Inspirational Quotes By Sam Pitroda The Man Who Revolutionised Indian Telecom Sector That Will Get You Going.
Many of us have memories of using payphones to call our beloved when mobiles were not a rage in the country. The man who was responsible for this makeover of Indian telecom sector is Sam Pitroda.
His real name is Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda and the story of how he got the name Sam is interesting.
Pitroda recalls, "I was working in the US, and people there decided to call me Sam. I got a pay cheque which said Sam Pitroda. So, I had an option - I keep my original name or the money. Money was important so I kept it and let go the name."
There is also a funny incident which implored Sam to change the way telecom worked in the nation. Here's a narration by Pitroda himself about how things took shape.
"Once I was in India and staying in a hotel. Interestingly, I saw a few people taking out a funeral of 'dead phones', I was intrigued that phones don't work in India. I tried to call my wife back in Chicago but the phone didn't work. I told myself, with a little bit of ignorance and lot of arrogance, that I will fix this. If I would have known about India that I know today, I wouldn't have tried it. Ignorance is a great asset," says Pitroda.
Here are some of the best inspirational quotes by the famous scientist Sam Pitroda.