Inspirational story of Radhika Gupta the “girl with a broken neck”, Now, CEO of $4 billion Indian asset manager

So many stories never cease to touch our hearts and you need just one good moment to bring a change to your life and that is either learning from others’ experience or from your personal experience. Now after reading this story, you will think twice before moaning or complaining about your lavish life.

This is the story of a woman with a broken neck, who was born with a disability. We are talking about Radhika Gupta who is now a CEO of $4 billion Indian asset manager. When Radhika was born, she was found with a broken neck which left her neck with a permanent tilt, due to which she had to go through a lot of struggles, but now many women get inspired by her story. 

It is worth mentioning here that despite all such difficulties and challenges, she touched the pinnacle of success. Let’s congratulate Namrata on her success. At 36, she has already set up India’s first domestic hedge fund and become the country’s only female head of a major asset manager.

When asked about her life’s ups and downs, Gupta said, “It gives you something, it gives you a good story to tell.”

Radhika was born in Pakistan where her Indian diplomat father was posted. Gupta spent her childhood with her father. She did her schooling from an international school in Nigeria. Radhika had to face several problems because of her broken neck but over time she learned to accept it as part of what makes her unique. She completed her graduation from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Despite completing graduation with excellent marks, she was rejected in interviews many times. At one point, she thought of committing suicide.

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Gupta became CEO

of Edelweiss Asset Management in February 2017. “Celebrate all your perfection. Celebrate all your imperfections,” she said. “Celebrate everything in the middle. Because when this comes together, this is your own story.”. Gupta said.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.