Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Sundar Pichai, the newly-appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of search engine giant Google.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 11, 2015
Pichai, who was earlier vice-president of products at Google Inc, will now take the helm at a 'slimmed down' Google, which is now a division of the newly-formed holding company Alphabet Inc.
Pichai (aka Pichai Sundararajan) was born in Chennai in 1972. He secured his bachelors degree in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and then went to the United States to pursue higher studies.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has also congratulated Pichai. "Congrats @sundarpichai well deserved," he tweeted.
Many people from different parts of India, as also from neighbouring Sri Lanka, have congratulated Pichai on his appointment, with some calling it as an inspiration to the younger generation.
Incredibly inspiring that satya nadella & sundar pichai are CEOs of 2 biggest tech companies. dear india, harness the potential of indians!
— Siddharth Bakaria (@sidharthbakaria) August 11, 2015
Indians allover taking pride in Sundar Pichai becoming google's CEO Me: Yeah, right. All coz of you! #Indians
— Aditi Rokade (@AditiRokade) August 11, 2015
— Muhammadh Aslam (@MacmAlert) August 11, 2015
Google's newest Ceo is an Indian guy called Sundar Pichai, and Arabs still take "Indian" as an insult! — علي أبو هواش (@abuhawash) August 11, 2015
Another proud moment for this Honestly Awesome country ! #SundarPichai new CEO of GOOGLE! Cudnt get better than this
— Ankita Karan Patel (@AnkzBhargava) August 11, 2015
Sundar Pichai named Google CEO. Finally we have an IIT guy to be really proud of. I can 4get Kejri and Chetan Bhagat now when I hear 'IIT'. — Georgy (@georgynj) August 11, 2015
— Rakesh (@RakeshChil) August 11, 2015
India is really making waves in the ICT world, congrats to Sundar Pichai on the Google top job. Educate, Inspire, Change. — Genesis (@TheShaneNation) August 11, 2015