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Steve Jobs is one of the most inspirational people around the world who changed the way people live. He founded Apple, starting from a garage and making it what it is today. The genius had visited India in the 1970s before he founded one of the biggest companies of the world, Apple. He came to India in between 1974 and 1976, with his friend Dan Kottke. He roamed around the north of the country, he was there to find the answers that people did not know about Science. He had dropped-out of college so he had no money as well, he walked miles to get food at Hare Krishna temple.



Kottke said, “ He was totally determined to go to India. He felt some kind of unresolved pain over being adopted. That was the same period that he hired a private investigator to try and track down his mother. He was obsessed with it for a while. Out there in the dry creek bed, in the middle of India, completely disoriented, all our rhythms and beliefs shattered, where we were sure a flash flood would come through any moment, the two of us praying to any god that could hear us; Dear God, if I ever get through this, I’ll be a good person, I promise."


When he was living there, he adopted the Indian culture ( even wore lungi) and realized life is so different for the people here. He saw the poor people, and even lived like a poor person in the abandoned buildings while eating any kind of food that he got. Then in search for Neem Karoli Baba, he went to Nainital, Uttarakhand and even shaved his head in between the journey, just to reach there and find out that he is already dead ( there are more stories though). Jobs said, “We weren't going to find a place where we could go for a month to be enlightened. It was one of the first times that he started to realize that maybe Thomas Edison did a lot more to improve the world than Karl Marx and Neem Karoli Baba put together." Jobs had even advised Mark Zuckerberg to visit the place, and he did visit.




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- Rajat Priyam
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