The Son of A Laborer Gets 4.85 Crores Annual Package from Microsoft
His rags-to-riches story is no less than a miracle and if it is made into a movie sometime later then it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come as a surprise to us. 21 year old Virender Raika was born in a poor family and worked as a hawker to fund his studies. However, all the hardships he faced never stopped him from achieving his dreams.
The guy from Pehowa village in Kurukshetra has been offered a whopping 4.85 crores annual package by software giant Microsoft recently for his extra-ordinary anti-hacking software. Although he had cleared JEE entrance, Virender could never study in IITs owing to financial constraints.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“After my father who works as a laborer fell sick, I had to take up the job of a hawker. I soon realized that the money won’t suffice. So, I started giving Physics tuitions,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Virender Raika. He was a class x topper.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The idea to develop an anti-hacking system struck me while I was watching a movie. I saw a girl hacking into a system and then I thought why not develop a system that has a foolproof security. There are ways to hack into a system but no permanent way to secure it. So by working on various cyber theories, I made an anti-hacking system,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated the tech-wizard.
This tech-wizard was giving a demo of his anti-hacking project to a group of expert hackers at MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office in Hyderabad when Peter Klein, the Chief Financial Officer of the Microsoft, offered him a job straightaway after being impressed by his demo online. Virender Raika will join Microsoft in November as he is currently pursuing B.Tech from IGNOU.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I want to open my own company in India. I want to do something for my country. We are so dependent on the US for technology. I want to turn the tide,Ã¢â‚¬Â Virender said. His father Gyan and Mother Shinder had no idea about what their son has achieved.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We both are illiterate. We just know that Virender has got a job of 4.5 crore and companies from China and Japan are pursuing him,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gyan Chand, VirenderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father.