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Inspiration : Barber by Profession, he Owns 128 Luxury Cars!


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Bangalore, Apr 24 : 'Where there is a will, there is a way' may be a hackneyed phrase, but it still holds true in the case of achievers today who stand out from the crowd. They are ordinary people, but their thoughts, perseverance and achievements make them truly extraordinary.

Here is a rags to riches story of a barber, who truly is a 'cut' above the rest.

Ramesh Babu from Bangalore who is his late thirties dreamt big, but had no resources or godfathers to make his dreams come true. One of his desires was to own a fleet of luxury cars, but those days it seemed impossible, a far-fetched wish.

Today, he owns not one or two or three, but 128 luxuries cars including Rolls Roys, Mercedes, BMW and many more!



Ramesh's father who owned a small saloon died when Ramesh was a young boy. His mother did not have the means to make ends meet as Ramesh was still a child, and so his uncle took the responsibility to run the shop, and trained Ramesh too in the profession.

"Those days, my mother used to get only Rs 5 a day from my uncle as rent for our saloon," recalls Ramesh Babu.

In 1994, after PUC, Ramesh preferred to run his father's shop rather than continue his education. His expertise soon made him popular, and his clients included policemen, politicians, film personalities, sports personalities and public figures.

However, his profession did not make him rich, but he still cherished the dream owning a car.

He started off by buying a Maruti Omni in 1994 for personal use. And that, perhaps, was what changed his life forever.

Instead of using the car for himself, he rented it out. Even corporate companies would rent his vehicle, sometimes for weeks, sometimes for months.

Once he started earning revenue from his car renting business, he went on adding more cars.

"In 2004, I owned six different cars, and started expanding my business," says Ramesh Babu. "To attract big personalities, I invested in Mercdeds, BMW and Rolls Royce...it paid off," he says with pride.

He gives Rolls Royce on rent at Rs 50,000 a day, and when business is slack, he takes his wife and kids for a drive.

"My dream of driving a Rolls Roys is finally fulfilled," says Babu.

While adding on cars, he expanded his saloon business too, and opened two more shops around Bangalore.

"My first priority is my profession, my barber shop. That gave me bread and every day I work from 8 am till late evening. I visit all three saloons, and handle the work personally. This gives me enormous satisfaction," he says.

"Most of the clients for my fleet of cars are celebrities, including Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and others, and top corporate companies," he adds.

Today he owns 128 cars! He runs his business under the company name Ramesh Tours and Travels in Bangalore.

He dedicates his success to his mother, recalling how she had struggled for him especially after the death of his father. "Her sacrifice and guidance have helped me to achieve my goal," he says.

His formula for success? - "All you need to succeed is confidence, relentless hardwork, dedication, and undeviating focus on your goal..and some luck..."

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  • Sachin Vaidya, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 22 2016

    very inspirational to have such personalities in india..

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  • Bhaskar, Hyderabad

    Sat, Jan 23 2016

    There is a saying in english that successful people dont do different things but they do things differently. Many people do cars hiring business and salon business but he might have done it in a different way. Hats off. But as long as one is in employment one has to be inspired continually by seeing such successful people and he cannot be an inspiration to others however intelligent he is and dedicated to his employment.

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  • Sivamani, Trichy

    Sun, Dec 27 2015

    I want to achieve something like you sir.

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  • sudarsan , andhrpradesh/kadapa

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    Hats off to you Ramesh garu.

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  • vikarm , bangalore

    Wed, Nov 28 2012

    hai ...where is Ramesh Babus Saloon located?

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  • thangaraju, Neyveli/Tamilnadu

    Sat, Jan 2 2016

    Sir,
    I am a chief manager in NLC LTD,Neyveli,Tamilnadu.I want Mr.Ramesh Babu emil ID to chat with him.

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  • lakshya, jaipur

    Fri, Oct 12 2012

    HATS OFF....!!!

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  • Jayant Suvarna Bajpe, Bajpe/Dubai/USA

    Tue, May 15 2012

    Wow Rameshanna, I know you through Mr.Damoder Manipal. Now you are in such a hight, Great. I was so happy when I read the article. Congrats & all best. Keep going. Your mother must be very proud in the Heaven.

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  • ravi prakash, sulliya

    Thu, May 10 2012

    i didnt had 10 rupees and i studied mbbs and ms ` i inspire u people

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  • irene, mumbai

    Fri, Apr 27 2012

    A dream doesn't become reality through magic.It takes sweet determination and hard work.Well done ramesh your sweet mothers blessings are there with you.Sky is only limit for the dreams don't forget your roots.God bless you

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  • Fr. Clifford Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 26 2012

    Hello Mr Ramesh Babu I salute you and your mother. I really appreciate your hard work, dedication and faithfulness to your profession. You are an inspiration. Congratulation and wish you all the best. Praying for you. Fr Clifford Fernandes, St Joseph's Seminary, Mangalore.

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  • jovistan naveen mendonca, mangalur

    Thu, Apr 26 2012

    really great...

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  • Roshan braganza, udyavara

    Thu, Apr 26 2012

    Degrees has nothing to do with 'richness'. morever these degrees limits one profession to particular field ,limiting his success , he can work and get some handsome salary but nothing as compared to peaple like this. Educated peaple have egos and they cannot start from scratch , i feel the right education ie how to make money is not taught anywhere in the colleges.

    I feel its not the 'hard work' but the 'smart work ' together with luck and niche skills. Enterprising and enterpreneurship rules , i wonder some of the pheriwalas earn more than average utive from reputed mnc. Morever its something of his own , an utive warms the chair , takes orders from seniors , a kind of spring chicken i must say. Govt jobs like civis services are even scarier , first of all u get posted somewhere in remote village , forest , naxal place then salute school out politician , and then grafting , lokayaktha issues , conspiracies , its all the mess.

    Peaple like this should be applauded and give confidence to all us , welldone bravo

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Dear Jaimini
    Somewhere down the line, this God of yours thought that he'd be a 'Model' too and started endorsing products unheard of even in Heaven!Wanted 'more' of the currency feel-This God! For this they are contemplating giving'Swarg Ratna'to him!

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  • Rudolf, Bantwal

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    It is rightly said by someone that the people who make "really big" in life are not the run-of-the-mill professionals who land up working for somebody, but the not so educated and ones who have out of the box thinking, who listen to their inner voice and not rely on conventional book knowledge!!!

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    I missed out a very important person in the INSPIRATION list in my earlier comment.He is none other than NRI Philanthropist Mr.Ronald Colaco who contributed Rs.One Million recently to ancient,runined Hindu Temple of Hoysala era.He has the habit of renovating temples,churches and mosques.RAREST OF THE RARE...We have special habit of demolishing temples,churches and mosques ! Definitely..Mr.Ronald Colaco is my inspiration man.

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  • Edelbert, Bombay

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Babu will unleash underworld terror on his royal family unless he is a member of local mafia or cartel to cherish his royal dream come true

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  • Mario, GOA DUBAI

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    I am very much inspired by the journalism of "Great Dajiworld" - Goan News Paper Editor Should Take a leaf out of these Newspaper

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Mr Madhav..How can I miss Sachin Tendulkar..? Tendulkar is still a wonder for me. I don't think it is a hard work, I don't think it is a intelligence, I don't think it is a luck, I don't think it is a combination of all these three factors..I think GOD WANTED TO PLAY CRICKET.HE CAME TO THE CRICKET GROUND THROUGH TENDULKAR.

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  • sharaf, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Great man...good article

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  • Madhav H, Manglore - Dubai

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Dear Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah how you missed one great name MASTER BLASTER......SACHIN RAMESH TENDUKAR be lated HAPPY BIRTHDAY SACHIN.

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  • derick sm, mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    great yaar............

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Ramesh Babu should hold a session especially for our Reddy and Yeddy……….

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    @Jaimini and Arjun.....please note that this incident of Jamshedji Tata didnt happen in England but in the famous Watson Hotel in Mumbai. When Jamshedji N Tata completed the hotel it was rated the best in the world. This hotel had services that even hotels in England didnt have....he was always loyal to his country and named it The India Hotel Company(Also known as the Taj Group of Hotels)

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Mr.Arjun..Not only Tata..there are lot of people whose Dream came true with dedication and determination..
    1.Cricketer Virender Sehwagh used to get up at 4am and reach ground which was one hour journey from his home.He never missed that routine till he was selected for Indian Team.
    2.Son of a Rickshaw Driver.Now playing for Indian Cricket team..Vinay Kumar from Karnataka.
    3.Girl who used to run for 1km and catch bus to go to school.She must run because if she misses,no bus for another half an hour..Commonwealth Games,Asian Games Gold Medalist Ashwini Shetty from Kundapur.
    4.Son of primary school teacher,no father and relatives to support him..he did MA,and degree in journalism..now Owner and Editor of Hi Bangalore,owner of Prarthana School where 5000 students are studying..Ravi Belagere.
    5.Dr.Abdul Kalam,A.R.Rahaman,Mammootty,Dr.K.J.Yesudas(Jesudas),Dr.Rajkumar..List is endless..Before concluding,let me tell you cricketer Sourav Ganguly's father had 16cars when Sourav was born..Richness did not make Ganguly idle.With hard work he entered Indian team and served water to players for six months..lost place..came back again..this time he was given water at LORDS when hit a century in the very first test match..THIS IS CALLED DREAM...do you agree?

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  • Ted, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 25 2012

    Well after the news broke out about a PUC pass barber named Ramesh Babu in bangalore who owns 128 Luxury cars, most of the IT Professionals @ management caders (with IIT,IIM, Stanford, Harvard Degress) in Bangalore have decided to quit their job and become a Barber instead, considering the growth prospects in this field, coz inspite of slogging out their a@@ all their life , the best car they could afford is Maruti Alto.

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  • Arjun, India

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Thanks for the comments on TATA's dream..When I first visited London, I was surprised, how come people from such a small city eventually rule India and 3/4th of the world for a short time? Well it is because of our short coming to stand united and work together as a community as "ONE"!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    I have read about 2 people using a cycle 20 years back and now use night vision helicopters and are now in jail but this guy is different....

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  • Anitha D'souza, Shankerpura/K.S.A

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Great one.Inspiring...!Confidence & hardwork leads to success.

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  • Vicky Chopra, Manipal/Chandigarh

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    OSHO had 74 Rolls-Royces at Oregon - presented by his followers. What happened to it?. May be now ceased by US government along with huge wealth.

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  • Vicky, Karkala/ mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Had Read the same news couple of years back in an English Newspaper !!! But this guy is really an Inspiration as to nothin is Impossible !

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    This sounds like a movie, May God bless him.

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  • deepa suvarna, udupi

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Really very inspiring ....where is will there is way..

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Hearty congratulations. This shows very clearly, the power of a positive thinking mentality with higher
    dreams in life and the marvellous outcome. Let this story be an
    inspiration to the young generation.

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  • MM ALVARES, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Great real story of success....last line is very important indeed...!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    There's something in this 'hair cutting'business I say ! Some 'hair raising ' story this!
    128 cars by 'hair cutting' and 'car renting'Hmmm- Hanky, Panky-Mr Santosh has commented.
    There must be something in the
    'Scissors' too one would imagine!
    'Giving Success -The Cutting Edge' would have been a better caption or should it have been 'Cutting to Conquer'?

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  • jamil ahmed, udupi/qatar

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Good luck dear Ramesh in your business career. Your formula of business is really an inspiration to young entrepreneurs "All you need to succeed is confidence, relentless hard work, dedication, and undeviating focus on your goal and some luck...” The dedication and commitment you have mentored in your business is noted. Looks easy but is it a very very hard way.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Gr8 story of inspiration!!
    Your hard work Ramesh, really paid off.

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  • Vashal, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    He should be given bigger roll in political level Not to collect the cars but achive for the country if at all he is willing so.

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  • Nitin, mudipu

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    very nice, inspiring. we need such kind of stories to improve in our future.

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  • Christopher D'Cunha, M'lore/AUH

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Real source of inspiration.....Great job Mr. Ramesh.....

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  • Ashwin, Bejai/ Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    waa ramesh babu .. nahi gaadi , naya ghaar .. badiya hai :)

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  • Herald, Kudla/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Great success story, thanks to Daiji for sharing it. May be some one might have already inspired by this.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Ramesh Babu is a real role model for hard working people who DREAM every minute and not like us who dream only in sleep...Simple example is Mr.J.Tata (Mumbai Taj Hotel). When Mr.Jamsetji Tata went to England,he had very bitter experience in 5 star hotel.When he returned to India,he told his sister "I Will Build World Famous Hotel,That is my Dream " On hearing that his sister and relatives laughed.Mr.Tata didn't laugh.Rest is History. Even,when terrorists from Pakistan did a barbaric act in Taj Hotel, this time Mr Ratan Tata said " I will build Taj Brick by Brick"..Rest is History again. US President Mr.Obama visited Mumbai Taj Hotel & Mr.Tata first,then went to Delhi to meet PM & President.That is a reward to DREAM COMES TRUE people !

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  • N. V.., YEKKAR/PERMUDE

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    "ಕೈ ಕೆಸರಧಾರೆ ಬಾಯಿ ಮ್ಹೊಸರು"
    ಎಂಬ ಗಾಧೆಯ ಅರ್ಥವು
    ಸುರೇಶ್ ಬಾಬುರವರ ಜೀವನ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ
    ಓದುವಾಗ ತಿಳಿಯುಥಧೆ
    ಇಂಥಹ ಪ್ರೇರಣ ಶಕ್ತಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಯುವಜನರಲ್ಲಿ
    ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ತುಂಬಲಿ ಎಂದು
    ಬಗವಂಥನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುವ

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  • Anwar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    “Labor omnia vincit” Latin phrase meaning "Hard work conquers all".Can’t believe seen such stories only on big screen now its reality.

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  • Musthak Hameed, kulur/mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Great story, best of luck

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  • Stephen, udupi/mumbai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    nothing is impossible in this life...! You inspire us every one

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    ''Believe in your self & act''success will follow''

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  • VAN , BAHRAIN

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Sometimes ago a detailed documentry was telecated on tv9 regarding MR. Suresh Babu.....
    He is a good inspiration who follows confidence, hardwork , dedication . These are the true mantras for success. Thanks daiji for honouring such a great inspiration.....
    VAN
    BAHRAIN

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  • Archana, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Thank you daijiworld for this updated story. When last time I saw this on tv, he had only 80 cars...my God..now he reached 128!! great going. Thanks daijiworld, very inspirational. Pls put more of such stories

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    While appreciating the "rags to Riches Story" coupled with "Hard work - determinationa and a bit of luck" - To "OWN" a fleet of 128 Luxury cars - is no mean acheivemnet unless a bit of hanky panky stuff contributed to this success. Even the top 5 * hotles have just a few of these luxury vehicles for the use of thier guests. If I am not mistaken this guy worked in '' Hair dressers on Brigade Road Bangalore and in those days (70's-80's & early 90's) it was a top end saloon.

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  • Anitha Cornelio, bangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    I love to read these types of stories on daijiworld

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  • SUJITH NAYAK, MLORE / AUH

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    ultimate

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  • Sushila Shetty, Udyavara

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Daiji, please put more of such stories, our children will inspire from these articles. Many thanks

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Hats off to you Ramesh. Your's is a real rags to riches story with which one can easily identify with. Where there is a will there is a way.

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  • Mark, Udyavara

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Just a comment! Wow

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  • sushmitha, bangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    very inspiring story, thanks daiji

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  • Roshan,

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Nice man and congrats..

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  • Saifulla Sulaiman, Gerukatte, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    what's a tremendous achieved by Mr. Ramesh. Getting so wonder. Unbelievable. a normal barber became millionaire. he is example for everyone that who has will to achieve tremendous goal doesn't interrupt him if he has confidence & perseverance.we heartly appreciate Mr. Ramesh.

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  • lawrence, mangalore/dubai

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    simply great

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    CONGRATS TO RAMESH. GREAT STORY.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 24 2012

    Very Inspiring.

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