The Remarkable Story of Srikanth Bolla

Remarkable people Srikanth Bolla

Srikanth Bola is CEO of Bollant Industries, a company based in India that produces compostable, recyclable, and biodegradable packaging. The company has been valued at £48m and employs as many disabled people and those with mental health conditions, as possible.

Srikanth Bola is blind. As a teenager, he was told it was illegal for him to study maths or science at high school level, because of his visual impairment.

His remarkable story of how he overcame hurdle after hurdle to achieve such remarkable success, will be the subject of a biopic starring Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao. Filming is due to start in July.

“I had to struggle so much for everything in life whereas not everybody can fight like me or have mentors like me,” he says, adding that once he looked at the bigger picture he realised there was no point fighting for a fair education if there were no job opportunities for disabled people to take afterwards. Why don’t I start my own company and employ persons with disabilities?”.

Srikanth Bolla

Employees at Bollan Industries

>> Click here to read more about Srikanth’s incredible story on BBC News

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