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10 Things You Did Not Know About Sundar Pichai, The CEO of Google

| Published on December 23, 2018

We often know people by the work they do, but rarely we know some inside details about their lives. But here are 10 things about the Google CEO Sundar Pichai that you might have not known earlier about

Sundar’s real name is Sundarajan Pichai and he was born in Chennai.

Sundar’s father worked as an electrical engineer while his mother was a stenographer.

Early days of Sundar’s life were typically middle class, his family had no television or a car. In fact, they got their first telephone when Sundar was 12 years old.


Sundar studied metallurgical and materials engineering, which was way different from his current career choice. He then pursued a course in electronics. Winning a silver medal at IIT Kharagpur, Pichai went to Stanford on a scholarship.

Sundar was known to have a very sharp memory, in earlier days he was infamous for remembering all telephone numbers by heart.

Even now Sundar interacts with students at IIT Kharagpur via Skype, on a regular basis. He is a very down to earth person and has no qualms about his position in life.


It has been strongly rumored that Twitter tried its best to hire Sundar, but Google paid him a hefty pay increase in order to retain his services.

Pichai was also a top contender for CEOs job at Microsoft.

Sundar is a big fan of Cricket besides Soccer and Chess. He was even the captain of his school cricket team.


He is married to Anjali and together they have two kids, a son, and a daughter. Sundar is not only one of the most popular bosses in Google ever, but he is a very dotted family man too.

So how many of these facts were you already aware of? Isn’t it interesting to know about the inner lives of such people? Do let us know in comments whose life would you like to know more about and we shall try to dig in some details.

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