Success from the slums of Mumbai

Meet Mehul Vesvikar, a true success story that yet again shatters all beliefs and notions that stardom is only for the privileged. Mehul was born and raised in the slums of Mumbai. If you have seen the movie Slumdog, you would know what we are talking about. A place that is devoid of most material comforts and educational support. A place where average life expectancy is 10 years less than the rest of India. Mehul had a dream of going to the US for higher studies. His only support and strength was the slum where he grew up with. He had a deep bond with his neighborhood, which was the only home he knew. He made his dream possible by unyielding focus and sheer hard work.

I learned the most important lesson of my life, ‘Wake up and follow your dreams’,

Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, with a full scholarship.

In Mehul’s own words, ”The journey from slums of Mumbai, the city of dreamers, where I learned the most important lesson of my life, ‘Wake up and follow your dreams’. Also needed the full support of the family, lot of hard work, a speck of hope, and the ‘can-do’ attitude is needed.

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