Motivations, People / Stories, Startups

The child bride who is now the CEO of a $112 million company

Last updated on: February 26, 2015 19:08 IST

“Living is hard, but dying is easy.

“These were my last thoughts as I downed a bottle of poison.

“My aunt caught me in the act and rushed me to the local hospital…

“When I opened my eyes in the hospital room I was not the same person any more.

“Gone was the naive helpless girl the world had deemed too worthless to exist.

“I felt strong, recharged and empowered.

Padmashree awardee Kalpana Saroj who fought child marriage, poverty and a host of social injustice went on to become the CEO of a million dollar company and lived to tell her tale.

Kalpana Saroj

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