I didn't understand what the teacher was saying: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma

 ...I never felt one with my peers, I couldn't speak or understand English. I was a failure in my class but a hero in the computer lab

Photograph by Bandeep Singh
Your lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying...” When the legendary rock band Pink Floyd released ‘Comfortably Numb’, they probably didn’t imagine their lyrics would resonate even with 15-year-olds from small-town India. One of those 15-year-olds was Vijay Shekhar Sharma, now one of India’s youngest billionaires, who transformed the country’s relationship with cash. Sharma cites these lyrics to describe his years as a college student in Delhi, sitting in the front row of class and staring blankly at his teacher, who was teaching in a language that was new for the Hindi medium-educated Sharma.

Source: India Today

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