Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, paid a visit to IIT Kharagpur, India, on Wednesday. He answered several questions asked by the students and was found recalling his school days. Pichai even discussed his future hopes and shared thoughtful suggestions with the students.
Over 3 500 guests and students attended this event, which was live-streamed on YouTube and Google. Some essential personal facts that the Chief shared with the students at IIT-K are as follows:
Google’s CEO Met The Love Of His Life In College
It was at IIT-K where Pichai met his wife, Anjali. The CEO recalled his old days during college. It was a time of no smartphones. He further added that he had to walk to the girl’s hostel and request the receptionist at the front desk to call Anjali. They would go in and let Anjali know that Pichai was there in a loud tone.
Google’s CEO Is Embarrassed By His First-Year Grades
When a student asked Mr. Sundar Pichai about his college GPA at IIT-K, he replied that he was quite embarrassing for him to share his grades in the first year of college. While Pichai claimed to have scored well in the following years of college, he remained silent on sharing any scores.
He Thought Gmail To Be An April Fool’s Joke
Pichai’s interview for his job position at Google took place on 1st April 2004- the Fool’s Day. It was when Google had launched Gmail. However, Gmail was available for use only in “invitation only” mode.
He recalled doing his interview on that day while having people around who kept asking as to what he felt about Gmail. Since Pichai did not get the scope of using Gmail, he thought it to be an April Fool’s joke.
Sundar Pichai Likes Spending Free Time With Children
Google’s CEO has two kids. One is nine, and the other one is 13 years old. During the chat session, Pichai admitted that he likes spending his free time with children, friends, and family. Another excellent pastime for him is watching soccer or cricket.
He Idolizes Narayan Murthy
Pichai spoke about his idol, Narayan Murthy, the co-founder at Infosys. He said that he admires individuals who put in their best efforts in representing India across the world. It was only because of the deeds of his idol that he got the courage to serve his country on an international level.
Favorite Bollywood Actress Of Google’s CEO Is Deepika Padukone
Pichai loves watching Deepika Padukone’s films. This reply came from The CEO when he was asked about his favorite Bollywood actress. Deepika Padukone is a popular Indian actress known for her roles in superhits like Housefull and Chennai Express.
Mr. Sundar Pichai was able to make a good mark on the students through the discussions he had with them. He not only spoke about his personal life but even offered the students and the useful guests advice on shaping up their careers. He shared his hopes for the future and brought forward the efforts he is making to achieve a better holding for India on the global front.