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Started Working At Age 15 For Rs 50, Man Now Has Business Of Rs 15 Crores

| Published on May 26, 2021

Everyone has struggled in life o achieve the success they truly deserve. Whether it is working two jobs or taking up something that pays you less, people have been working hard to make ends meet. But no success came easy. Every successful person has a story to hell about the hardships they faced to reach where they are today.

It is only those who have the true desire to grow and learn and never give are the ones who witness their dreams come true eventually. Today we are going to tell you about one such person whose struggles have defined who he is today.

Arvind’s Humble Beginning

Born in Rohtak, Haryana, Arvind Kumar came from a lower-middle-class family that was struggling to make ends meet. His father was a small-scale civil contractor. An unfortunate turn of events cost his father his business which further worsened their living conditions.

They had to sell their house and the whole family moved to a one-room house where Arvind lived with his two siblings and parents. From a very young age, Arvind realized that he will have to help his family financially.

In 2001, at the age of 16, Arvind started working as a daily wage laborer and received a payment of Rs 50 per day. He and his family were doing everything they could to survive. Even after going through such hardships, Arvind never lost his happy-go-lucky attitude and always remain positive.

Arvind wanted to change the fate of his family and decided to try different jobs. In his early 20s, Arvind became keen to try something in music as he had grown fondness towards the art. With the help of his friend, Arvind learned the skills of being a DJ.

Arvind’s Journey As A DJ

During that time, DJs were very popular in Rohtak Haryana. Having learned a few skills of DJing, Arvind became popular in his locality and would take up work at parties as a DJ after a long day of work.

For a decade, Arvind was one of the most popular DJs in Rohtak and nearby areas. He earned a lot of name and fame and money during those years. However, his desire to learn something new and try different business ideas never faded.

The Idea For A New Business

It was in 2013 when Arvind heard the news of an accident of a structure falling in an ongoing program at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. This gave him the idea of promoting stronger aluminum truss in such events. Arvind was able to make contacts in the event industry over the years which came in handy when he decided to start his business.

After understanding the demand for such structures in the region, Arvind decided to meet a trader of aluminum trusses in Delhi.

In an interview, Arvind shared that on being asked about a better quality aluminum truss, a trader in Delhi laughed at him and said that almost all aluminum trusses are imported from China. No Indian company was making such trusses. That hit him hard and he was determined to make better aluminum truss in India.

How ‘Devil Truss’ Began

Arvind started researching aluminum trusses and the initial research cost him around Rs 10 lakh. After gaining enough knowledge on the product, Arvind decided to take a business loan and set up a small facility to manufacture aluminum trusses.

In 9 months, his truss was ready and Arvind contacted the same trader who mocked him earlier. The businessman advised him to showcase his structure at an exhibition in Delhi. The exhibit was a success and Arvind received a lot of good responses and appreciation.

Devil Truss has since then become a prominent name in the event industry. The company has been manufacturing and supplying to small-to-large events. The company caters to many prominent names in the industry.

From political to corporate and entertainers to philosophers – Arvind’s trusses were used in all sorts of events. In 2019, Devils Truss received the Best Trussing Company Award in India.

While talking about his product Arvind said that truss imported from China is cheaper but the quality is lower. The truss offered by Arvind is an ideal balance of price and quality as per him. This balance of quality and cost has helped Devil Truss to do business of Rs 15 crores.

Arvind has faced many struggles in life but not one could discourage him to reach where he is today. His story is a true inspiration for us all.

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