Google CEO Sundar Pichai turns 47 today (July 12, 2019) and he is inarguably one of the best known Indian faces in the current global platform. Pichai might be known as an achiever, progressive thinker and innovator but what draws our attention today is his love story with Anjali that began when they were studying together in IIT Kharagpur. The couple clearly gives us relationship goals.
Here are the reasons why we feel Sundar Pichai and Anjali Pichai are about couple goals
They survived a long-distance relationship
Only Sundar Pichai’s close friends know what a humongous amount of effort it took a shy guy like him to go to the girl’s hostel desk at IIT and ask for Anjali.
In an age when there were no cell phones this was not the only time the couple had to make an extra effort to stay in touch. When Sundar got a scholarship to study MS in engineering and materials science at the Stanford University in 1995, Anjali stayed back in India. They wouldn’t communicate for months because Sundar did not have the money to make that single call to her. It was tough for both of them to be without communication in a long-distance relationship but their bond helped them survive.
Apparently they went 6 months at a stretch without talking to each other.
They complement each other
She is worth $22 million and he is worth $150 million. She is a chemical engineer who worked at Accenture from 1999 to 2002 and is now the Business Operations Manager at Intuit. Sundar Pichai goes to her for advice on career decisions and apparently it was she who told him to stay on with Google despite getting lucrative offers from other IT giants. Anjali had the confidence that Sundar Pichai would rise from product manager to CEO of Google.
They have grown in the marriage together
If you look at their wedding photos and if you look at them now you will realize that they have moved together with the times. From a childhood where he slept on a sofa in a cramped living room, Sundar Pichai has come a long way and so has his wife. They have matched each other in terms of intelligence, intellect and achievements. From that simple couple who got married and moved to California way back in 1995, to the power couple in 2019, they have indeed matched strides.
They stay away from social media
Both Sundar and Anjali Pichai rarely post photos or give insights into their life on social media.
They have two children Kavya and Kiran, their achievements are never shared by the couple on social media.
In an age where social media rules, this is a very mature decision by a famous Indian couple to keep their private life “private”.
Their most-loved possession is their home
It is said that the Pichai home is something to gape at. Built on a beautiful piece of land at Los Altos Hills, California, the house is an architectural wonder. It took $6 million to build the house (Nick Jonas-Priyanka Chopra home in Hollywood is priced at $6 million) but the couple was totally involved with the architects and the interior decorators while construction was on. Every nook and cranny in this luxurious home has a personal touch.
We are sure Anjali and Sundar Picchai are celebrating his birthday today with a simple candle lit dinner and toasting their success story together.