Google, undoubtedly the king of tech giants, has picked up a teenager from Chandigarh, India for a massive per annum salary of INR 144 million (~PKR 23.7 million). A 16 years old boy named Harshit Sharma, a 12th grade student at a government school, will be working as a graphics designer at the company.
According to news published in Indian media, Harshit will undergo training of one year duration at a monthly salary of INR 400,000 (PKR 658,000). Once his training is complete, the company will pay him INR 1,200,000 (PKR 1,970,000) for his services every month.
The Indian government has also awarded the genius boy with a nominal grant of INR 7,000 whereas he will be leaving for California, US on August 7 to get the enormous amount for his skills.
Graphics Designing Since the Age of 10
Harshit Sharma said in a statement that he did not expect to get a job at one of the biggest tech companies on the planet. He said, “Who knew that an average student like me will get a job in Google. I can’t share my happiness about how I am feeling, it’s like a dream has come true. My hard work has paid off well.”
Harshit has been in the field of graphic designing since he was 10 years old. Before he got into Google, Harshit used to do graphic designing jobs for others as well. During his school time, he used to make posters of both Bollywood and Hollywood stars and earned INR 40,000-50,000 per month.
As to how he got hired, Harshit says that he applied through a Google link back in December 2016. His graphic design work on some posters got him selected for the position. Soon afterwards, Google sent him an appointment letter in June.
The interesting thing is that, Harshit has never professionally trained at an institute for graphics designing. His uncle, Rohit Sharma, secretly trained him.