While we may celebrate the heroes on-screen, there are many real heroes among us. These people struggle through their tough times and inspire others to fight their circumstances to turn their dreams into reality. One such man is Shaik Abdul Sathar.
Recently, we stumbled over Shaik’s inspiring story that he shared on his Linkedin. In this inspiring Linkedin post, Shaik opened up about his heroic journey. He shared how he completed his studies and earned a degree while doing a part-time job as a delivery agent.
In his Linkedin note, he shared: “I’m a delivery boy with a dream. Ola, Swiggy, Uber, Rapido, Zomato—I have been everywhere since my final year of college. I wanted to contribute financially as soon as I could because my father is a contract worker. So we only had just enough money to get by. I was timid initially, but being a delivery boy, I learned many things.”
Further opening up about his journey, Shaik wrote: “One day, I got casual advice to learn to code. My friend told me about a course and insisted that I join it. I took his suggestion seriously and spent my mornings learning to code.”
Speaking about how he juggled so many of his duties, Shaik wrote: “From 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, I did my deliveries. The money I earned from those, I used as pocket money. And also for small needs for my family. Soon I was able to build web applications on my own I did a few projects and started applying for companies.”
Shaik says he’s proud of his delivery boy job because it taught him a lot. He wrote: “My delivery boy experience helped me build communication skills. And I built coding skills at NextWave. Soon, I got placed at Probe Information Services Pvt Ltd (Probe42) as a Software engineer. From a place where I had to be careful about every rupee, I came to a stage where I could clear my parents’ debts with a few months’ salary”
Read Shaik’s LinkedIn post here:
Shaik’s viral Linkedin post has reached to over thousands of people so far. At IFORHER, we congratulate him and wish him luck in future endeavors. Shaik’s story is just a reminder that tough times don’t last; tough people do!