There is nothing wrong with being poor if you have a happy family.
I was born and brought up in a typical Gujarati poor family in (Unava) Gandhinagar, Gujarat. My father, who was a farmer, was the sole earner of the family. Along with me, I have two young siblings as well. Things were going in a straight line till the 10th grade, when I was about to choose my career path to go in the stream of science, commerce or humanities. Then, an incident happened which shocked me and left me speechless. My father took his last breath and died due to cancer. I was standing numb in the corner watching my father’s dead body. Burst out with the tears by imagining the future of my innocent family. Before I could enjoy my childhood, the responsibility to handle my 2 younger siblings and mother made me sensible and in charge of all financial expenses of home.
Yes, I Remember the day when I didn’t even have a roof on my head. I can’t forget how many nights my family stayed starving for food and basic needs. I had taken up the job of a dishwasher in a restaurant, selling tea door to door and also sold vegetables on the road to survive everyday. I somehow managed to complete my 12th grade in the commerce stream along with it. The money which I brought home was not enough to handle the expenses. As a result, my mother also took up the job of a maid just to bring home some extra money. I was an ambitious person and it was my dream too to hold a degree in my hand to make my father feel proud, so I got admission in B.Com in a city college and started working even more because I did not want my siblings to remain uneducated.
When I was in my last year of graduation, I was preparing for my exams vigorously to take up a white collar job which could give me a decent income to run the home. But as we say, destiny is not planned for anyone and my destiny also took a turn. I received a call from an unknown person. Over the call, I just heard “Paisa kamava che? “Taare food delivery karwanu rehse”. I was in a dilemma as I had to choose between money and my career. Looking at the financial conditions of my home, I decided to take up the path that could give me money.
Once I started my job, I worked very hard to deliver raw food materials to restaurants and catering services. Whenever I delivered food, I would receive a minor commission of ₹1. This was not enough to satisfy my family needs. I never thought anything bad for anyone so how god is going to be cruel with my family. With a strong determination I worked day and night and soon got my younger siblings married. I am a proud man who got fame in Unava and Gandhinagar city for good deeds only. I believe my struggle and hard work must make my father proud today.
I am Ronak patel. Today with a single hand I established my business that deals with many restaurants, catering businesses and even street side food stalls in Gandhinagar and also the nearby cities.
Till date, I have helped more than 1000 people to earn money. Today, I have a well established business in Gandhinagar, partnered with VIP and Karnavati. My passion to provide a stable life to my family made me a billionaire. Even though I have earned the money and fame, I still continue to help the poor people by providing jobs and offering several social works.
I believe that with hard work, nothing is impossible. You just have to be focused and should have the strength to deal with any situation that comes forward.