Vijay Shekhar Sharma is of the most popular Indian entrepreneur. Majority of the people know him as a successful entrepreneur, founder and CEO of mobile commerce platform Paytm and even as an investor. But few know that the 37-year-old entrepreneur was once tied neck-deep in debt.
In a candid interview with Simarpreet Singh, Chief Edutainment Officer, Mindbatteries, Vijay talked about his early college life, the challenges he faced at the Delhi college of Engineering and his life after that.
Simarpreet: Vijay, people think you are one of the coolest CEOs in India. What do you have to say about that?
Vijay Shekhar Sharma (VSS): Well, that’s a tricky question. I don’t know how it is. What I understand from “Cool” is being able to have a light and unhesitant conversation with your team.
Simarpreet: I’d like to know about your days in Aligarh. Were you naughty as a child?