24/03/2017 9:19 PM IST | Updated 25/03/2017 11:47 AM IST

9 Self-Made Indians Whose Success Will Inspire You

Incredible grit and perseverance.

Andrew Clarance/HuffPost India

These nine first-generation Indian entrepreneurs started from humble beginnings, but turned around their fortune with the right mix of intelligence, ambition, determination and perseverance. Long before India's startup boom, their stories of hardship, labour and success set new benchmarks, and serve as an inspiration to everyone.