Last day while returning home from Cochin, I met this guy, Shine. He is from my neighbourhood, I knew him for about 3 years. He was running his own PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacturing unit near my home.
He had about a dozen employees and was running it pretty well. However, when I tried contacting him for my college project last January, he was gone. I went to his factory, and it was closed down. I was told that he had to close down cuz of some sales tax issues.
I got the real story from Mr. Shine. He was using a Freelancing accountant for filing his company tax and all the paper work. Unfortunately, this accountant wasn’t doing his job well and was taking home all the money Shine paid him. He wasn’t paying taxes for 36 months, so the Tax department sent him a notice. Shine was forced to shut down the business and pay the huge fine.
While in the Bus and while walking home on foot, we talked about various stuffs, photography, travel, marriage, radio and everything. He was passionate about all the things he told me.
When it was time to take the turn to my home, we said good byes. He walked away. I stood there watching him for a while and I felt something heavy inside me. It was nothing but the respect to a person who took the road uncommon, walked the ways his heart took him. He is an example of a true Entrepreneur. He is 39, and he is not a quitter.
It doesn’t matter where he reach, the journey is the reward.