Success means different things to different people. There is no set parameter to define what success is. For me, knowing that I have made a difference in the life of the public I have chosen to serve is success.

Be the change that you want to see. This has been Mr. Chowdary’s guiding principle that led to his relinquishing of all business responsibilities and commitments to enter public life. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha, representing Telugu Desam Party from Andhra Pradesh, in 2010.

Inspired by the idea of creating jobs and products that contribute to nation-building, Mr. Chowdary started small in 1986 with the creation of the Sujana Group. Started as a small enterprise manufacturing domestic appliances, like ceiling fans and pedestal fans,

India, a cradle of diversities, has been experiencing several perceptible changes, most of them leading to the strengthening of the nation-state. But, there are ideological clashes, too, which threaten the country’s cohesiveness.

Mr. Chowdary is a first-generation entrepreneur who believes that nation-building is best contributed to by setting up new enterprises