Young entrepreneur from Delhi quits his job at the British Council to run a tea stall

Young entrepreneur from Delhi quits his job at the British Council to run a tea stall

From the son of a farmer to the owner of MBA Chai Wala, Prafull Billore is the true epitome of business success. With his chain of coffee shops in more than 200 Indian cities, he not only generates more than 1,000 jobs but is also an inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs. Now, Sharmistha Ghosh, an MA English Chaiwali is the latest to join the ‘Chai’ bandwagon.

Sharmistha has a postgraduate degree in English. He quit his well-paid job at the British Council and now runs a small chai stall on wheels in Delhi Cantt’s Gopinath Bazar.

She is helped by her dear friend Bhavna Rao, who works with Lufthansa. Mrs. Ghosh’s house help also comes from her and helps her at night. Her inspiring story was shared by retired Indian Army Brigadier Sanjay Khanna on his LinkedIn.

Sharing the story of MS Ghosh, Mr. Khanna wrote: “NO JOB IS SMALL OR BIG, BUT ONE SHOULD DREAM BIG!”

“A few days ago I was at the Gopinath Bazar in Delhi Cantt and wanted to have some tea. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to see an intelligent English-speaking woman operating this little chai stand on wheels (popularly called Raydee).”

“She mentioned her name was Sharmistha Ghosh, a postgraduate in English literature and has also worked at the British Council Library until she quit to pursue her dream. A friend of hers, Bhavna Rao, who works with Lufthansa, is also a joint partner in running this small Chai stall. In addition, as of now, she is providing additional wages to her house helper, as she has employed her in the position of chai. They meet at night and operate from a small temporary structure and return,” Khanna wrote.

He continued: “I am writing this post and also posting this photo with your permission as I feel there is nothing that can be called low/small work and such people need to stand out to motivate others. One must have the passion and integrity to work towards your dream to make it come true. I have come across many highly qualified young people who are desperate and are looking for a suitable job commensurate with their professional stature. This message goes out to them. I strongly believe that one should not keep thinking about high qualifications and High level work deserved, but think of small ways and means to achieve and prosper in the long run.”

Meanwhile, Sharmistha Ghosh attributes her success to her parents and family and dreams of becoming as big as Chaiyos, another famous tea stall.

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