There are no bounds for the dreams and there is only a handful in this world who live the dream through hard work. Here is a story of TS Satheesh, a 48-year old real estate developer and entrepreneur who has become the owner of the first Lamborghini dealership from the southern part of the country. What’s his story? Get to know it right here.
Satheesh, a native of Karnataka shifted to Bangalore when he was 13 years old. He lived with his elder sister and her husband in a 10X10 feet room in Malleswaram. He continued his studies in English medium school and after completing the secondary standard at the age of 16, he was employed at the office of a lawyer to serve tea and coffee. Satheesh continued to study to get a degree in commerce at Dayanand Sagar evening college. He changed his job in between to land as a typist at Titan watches in 1987. Three years later, he got himself a job in Hewlett Packard (HP) as a typist in the purchasing department. His salary in HP was mere Rs 1,200 per month.
From there, he juggled into different roles in various departments in HP. He worked in the exports, stores and taxation to gain experience and climb the ranks in the company. He finally ended the job in 1999 as a logistics manager where he was earning as much as Rs 1.5 lakhs! T S Satheesh told the Bangalore Mirror that he got nine promotions in ten years, which shows the hard work and determination of the man.
After 1999, he got into a real estate business where he bought a 4,000 sqft plot by making an investment of Rs 50,000. However, the recession and a cheating case made things worse for him. His friends and ex-colleagues at HP supported his business by purchasing apartments from him after taking bank loans. He says that the initial five years were the most difficult and his first breakthrough came in 2008-2009 when he started building multiple residential projects in Bangalore and Kerala. His company crossed the 400 crore mark in 2013.
Satheesh then wanted a vehicle which was unique. He first planned to buy a Porsche but realised that they are quite common in Bangalore. So he decided to first open a Lamborghini dealership in Bangalore after doing a lot of research. He then bought a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for himself, which then cost around Rs 8 crore. It still remains a rare vehicle in India. Apart from the Lamborghini, his family garage has five different BMWs, two Audis, a Volkswagen Passat and a Hyundai Verna parked. He says that the young entrepreneurs should always dream big and then be determined and focussed towards their goals. Currently, he is one of the wealthiest persons in the region.