1984 riots victim Paramjit Singh is Anand Mahindra’s ‘start-up hero’. why over here

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, July 25

Industrialist Anand Mahindra is often in the news for his interesting tweets. Now he has introduced his fans to his ‘start-up hero’ Paramjit Singh of Delhi, who was once the only distributor of Rasna. Paramjit lost everything in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. After this he started his life by becoming a taxi driver. But after six years he had a terrible accident and suffered serious injuries. After recovering, now he drives auto.

Anand Mahindra tweeted: He is my ‘start-up’ hero. What he’s done takes a lot more spirit and courage then just starting a business – he’s started again and started his life all over again…not just once, but twice…”

According to a report in The Better India, Paramjit Singh’s father was a civil servant. Paramjit used to be the sole distributor of the Rasna brand and had a large warehouse in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, from where the Rasna was delivered by auto.

Then the 1984 riots happened. He lost his entire warehouse, 8 autos and even the dealership.

After not working in food companies, he started driving taxis.

After about six-seven years, he had a serious accident in Mussoorie and remained in a coma for 13 days. He suffered serious injuries to his knee, rib and hand in the accident. After recovering from this, he started life again. Now he drives an auto rickshaw.

Paramjeet is still full of life and has a lovely smile.

After knowing the story of Paramjeet, there has been a huge rush of online support for Paramjeet, people are praising his courage and spirit.

His life story is an inspiration to many.