From a Small-Town Hawker to Micorsoft’s Best Paid Anti-HackerHis rags-to-riches story is no less than a miracle and if it is made into a movie sometime later then it won’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.

“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,” said Virender Raika. He was a class x topper.

“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,” stated the tech-wizard.

This tech-wizard was giving a demo of his anti-hacking project to a group of expert hackers at Microsoft’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.

“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,” Virender said. His father Gyan and Mother Shinder had no idea about what their son has achieved.

“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,” said Gyan Chand, Virender’s father.

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