Nilesh set up an optician's shop after completing Class 10 from Isha Vidhya, Nagercoil. Although he did well in his studies – he scored 93%, he was more inclined to set up his business instead of pursuing higher studies. But before taking the plunge, Nilesh interned with his father, who runs a car accessories business, and also worked at an optician's shop where his father worked in order to learn the ropes of the game.
Nilesh is a first-generation school-goer who studied on a scholarship. He credits his teachers with inspiring him to study well and constantly motivating him to pursue his career. He says Isha Vidhya shaped his character and taught him patience.
He feels content to be earning and being independent, and aspires to set up a chain of optician's shops across India.
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