Here's what Chennai-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai said about his early life in India

technology | Monday, October 9th, 2017
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  • Pichai said when growing up in Chennai, he made regular trips, which took over an hour by bus and standing in long queues at hospital, to pick his mother's blood test results.
  • He did add that one day he would 'want to go back to India and give back'.
  • "I feel incredible support when I go there; it is humbling," he added.

Chennai-born Sundar Pichai became the Google CEO in 2015. He saw a meteoric rise at Google after joining the company in 2004.

In a recent interview with TheGuardian, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about his early life in India. Pichai said when growing up in Chennai, he made regular trips, which took over an hour by bus and standing in long queues at hospital, to pick his mother's blood test results. And, at times, the results weren’t ready.

He spoke about how it got slightly better when they got their first telephone as he could make a call and check if the results and ready before leaving for the hospital.

"There is a side of me that has viscerally seen how technology can make a difference, and I still feel it. I feel the optimism and energy, and the moral imperative to accelerate that progress," he said.

When asked about returning to India and joining politics, he replied he won't be any good at it (politics). However, he did add that one day he would 'want to go back to India and give back'. "I feel incredible support when I go there; it is humbling," he added, according to the report.

Earlier this year, a seven-year-old girl from United Kingdom wrote a letter to the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, seeking a job with the Tech giants of the Silicon Valley in the US. She was apparently fascinated with the “bean bags, go-karts and slides” of the Google office and thus expressed her interest to work for them.

Pichai said that he will look forward to receiving her application yet again when she gets done with her schooling. Pichai also added that Chloe should follow her dreams of working with Google to swimming in the Olympics.

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