“He came in a Honda Civic, got down and got to work with the workers. He was digging the soil, uprooting trees and planting new ones. He was standing there and getting things done.”
Sometimes the story is not about the transition from rags to riches but rather, how you made that story yours. Rambhau was just an ordinary man, searching for any kind of job in Pune that he could get. He was given the opportunity to tend to a garden—not really a dream job if you look at it.
But the opportunist and entrepreneur in Rambhau knew that it was the perfect place to seize the day, as they say, and develop his business in Pune.
Fast forward to the present day, Rambhau owns a Honda Civic—a car that may seem like a distant dream to many of us.
But he has not let go of his roots. Literally. He has continued with gardening, and over a period of four years, he turned that day job into a business.
Ninad Vengurlekar, from Pune, writes how he met Rambhau as a gardener and how he has reached the pinnacle of his career today, with 15 employees working under him. Over the years, he has increased his employee base, and moved from a small house garden to a 1/2 acre plot of land.
“Rambhau must be in his early 50s. He was a contract worker until the late 40s. Obviously, entrepreneurship existed within him, but he was locked in an ecosystem that did not give him opportunities of high returns for his hard work. When he got the right platform to deliver, he seized the opportunity,” Ninad writes.
Speaking to TBI, Ninad said, “He just has come up the hard way and I feel good to know people like him.”
Curious about how Rambhau went from being a gardener to an entrepreneur? Read Ninad’s Facebook post here:
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)