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March 29th, 2002, 03:42 PM
Hi I got this mail from one of my friend ..I just want to post it here..
just C what man did ..
Start s...here ...


from washing tea cups at Standard Chartered bank, to becoming a
successful human resource consultant, the story of Dr Raju Bhatia's life is as
rags to riches as a story can get. One of eight siblings, Raju lived in the
chawls of Andheri. Poverty forced him to work as a peon in the bank at 15.
There he washed tea cups, wiped tables and kept the office clean. He failed in
almost all his subjects in class nine and his teachers wrote him off. However,
he managed a second class in his SSC.

Egged on by his mother, he pursued a college education. Life was tough.
Bhatia remembers attending college from 7 am to 10 am, working at the
bank till 6 pm and then, giving tuition to children from the chawl.

The hard work paid off. Bhatia topped the Bombay University in the
Commerce stream and never looked back. He breezed through no less than the
prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad in 1984 and
proceeded to the University of Missouri for a doctorate in Human
Resources. Armed with the PhD, Bhatia joined Tata Exports in 1988. Here he
designed the Tata-Human Resource Development (HRD) network for all Tata companies.
The next stop was Standard Chartered Bank, where he joined as Head of Human
Resources in 1994.

The irony was more than evident. The peon, returns to the same bank as
HR chief. Says Bhatia, "The union was overjoyed. For them, it was their
little Raju who had become the Boss Man. It was a good innings. I was able to
bring the management and workers closer together." By this time, Bhatia had
got a home organised for his aged mother, a car and some savings. He worked
with two other multi-national firms after this: Ernst & Young and McKinsey.

In 1998, he set up his own HR constancy firm: Centre for Change
Management in Mumbai. Today, he has 58 clients and 24 HR experts working for him.
Bhatia is a popular management expert and divides his time between
corporate consultancy and lecturing management students and executives around the
country. Author of several books, Bhatia has become an expert on issues
connected with Success.

Speaking to Pune Times after presenting a racy three hour audiovisual
lecture titled: 'Sleeping with Success' for the students of the
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bhatia gives his late mother
the credit for his success. Breaking down as he speaks, Bhatia says, "She
was my primary inspiration. It is because of her love and caring that I did
not pick up any vices and remained focused in life. I miss her."

He has some straight-forward advice for youngsters: "Know what you are
doing and do what you know. And of course, never ever give up your dream."


March 29th, 2002, 09:27 PM
Very inspiring.
Thanks for sharing,

May 9th, 2002, 05:59 PM
great story.
dhanyavad bhaisahab.

June 13th, 2002, 09:57 PM
We are proud of such talents to be in india.
We will always work so much hard so
that we can make feel proud to our nation.


May 19th, 2005, 05:53 PM
another master piece for new brothers

May 20th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Had I known this before I could have spent a little more time with Mr Bhatia.

I happened to meet him at the World HRD Congress held at Nehru Centre, Mumbai sometime in 2003. I had landed up at the prize distribution ceremony by default and at the cocktails thereafter, had a chat with mr Bhatia. He is indeed a real achiever.

May 20th, 2005, 12:38 PM
karne ki lagan ho aur upar se honsla dene waale hon to sab kuchh kiya ja sakta hai. is tarah ki baaton se hamein seekh milti hai.

Sandeep Balyan Ji,

bhai aap ka bahut dhanyawaad itni achhi baat hum sab tak pahunchaane ke liye.