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Dream big, believe in yourself: How a school dropout fulfilled his dreams in Mumbai

The Mumbai man, who has lived on the streets, now owns an apartment and supports his family. He has even worked with Bollywood stars such as Sonam Kapoor.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:39 IST
The Mumbai man, who has lived on the streets, now owns an apartment and supports his family (Humans of Bombay\Facebook)
The Mumbai man, who has lived on the streets, now owns an apartment and supports his family (Humans of Bombay\Facebook)

The story of a Mumbai man, who believed not just in his big dreams but also his ability to achieve all that he strived for, is getting all the love on Facebook.

His rousing story is the latest post shared by Humans of Bombay on its Facebook page. Shared a few hours ago the post has already received over 13,000 reactions and 1000 shares.

“I failed my 10th standard when I was in Ratnagiri, but I had big dreams,” says the unnamed man from a small community of barbers.

He said he visited Mumbai 10 years ago for his cousin’s marriage but deep down he knew that the true purpose was to fulfil his dream of becoming a renowned hairdresser and work for Bollywood. He lived on the streets for months without any money until he got a job offer from a big salon.

“My boss and colleagues were wonderful, they taught me so much — from Hindi to hair styling!” says the man who trained himself to speak English by observing foreign customers who visited the salon.

The man, who lived on the streets of Mumbai, now owns an apartment and supports his family. He has even worked with Bollywood stars such as Sonam Kapoor to live to tell a tale of hard work, perseverance, dedication and above all an unyielding belief in the self.

“Because I believed in myself so stubbornly, that the world had no other option but to believe in me too,” he says to inspire the page’s followers who commented with words of praise and encouragement.

Humans of Bombay is a page that seeks to provide a glimpse into the struggles of common people who have battled negative experience from abusive marriages, drug habits and social exclusion.

The stories on the page attempt to inspire and encourage people to make it through tough times and the latest post goes a long way in doing exactly that.

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