Sharmistha Das grew up in a 250 sq. ft home with no running water in an unknown town of Bengal, India, studied in Calcutta and became the first female engineer from her town.  She worked in Thailand before coming to America where she realized her dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur and later became a strong, independent single mother. She faced and overcame numerous failures, including the failure of her marriage, always recalling the words of her father, “I did not need to follow social rules to raise my daughter correctly. I need you to always do the same. Do what you feel is right.”

She tells this story in her book From Hindustan Cables Limited – Journey of a Small-town Indian Immigrant Woman

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