Google hires 16-year old Chandigarh boy at annual salary of Rs 1.44 crore


Search giant Google has reportedly hired a 16-year-old student from Chandigarh at a whopping annual salary of Rs 1.44 crore. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the teenager named Harshit Sharma, will be joining the graphic designing team of the company later this month in the US.

For an initial period of one year, Harshit will receive training in graphic designing for a stipend of Rs 4 lakh per month. After completing training, he will get a remuneration of Rs 12 lakh per month.

Harshit Sharma
Harshit Sharma

Harshit Sharma

Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, he shared how since the age of 10 he had developed interest in designing and it was then that he decided to work in Google and to turn his dream into reality, he started taking training from his uncle secretly. On August 7, Harshit will be leaving for California. “I never expected to get selected for Google. Since the age of 10, I used to do graphic design as I was inspired and trained by my uncle Rohit Sharma. Slowly, it became my passion and I always aimed for a job in Google. Whatever I am is because of my uncle and I owe my selection to him as I never joined any professional institute for training,” said Harshit.

When I took admission in Class XI, I opted for the IT stream and told my parents that I wanted to become a graphic designer,” he added. Harshit has also been awarded Rs 7,000 by the PMO for his outstanding performance in Digital India. “During my school time, I used to make posters of both Bollywood and Hollywood stars and earned Rs 40,000-50,000,” he added. Last December, Harshit had applied through Google link and his attractive posters designing got him selected. Google sent him the letter of appointment in June.

“I am so happy and proud. Harshit always showed interest in innovative things. He was selected on the basis of posters designed by him while doing Class XII under the supervision of his teachers. His feat will act as a morale booster for other students,”said Indra Beniwal, the principal of Harshit’s school.

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