By Dillip Kumar Pradhan
Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: It’s not always money, but strong will power, patience, and dedication take one to the pinnacle of success. Meet Sanjat Mishra of Bolangir, who is well settled in Bangalore now, whose design start-up, UX Interface, has been selected among best ten start-ups in Silicon India Start Up City magazine.
The matter of joy for the leading UX/UI designer is getting an offer to promote Bahubali-2. “Just after the announcement of my start-up being selected among top ten companies, I received several offers from across the globe. But, I was on cloud nine when I got an offer from UK based distributor of Bahubali-2 for its promotion. I am really optimistic about it”, an elated Mishra said.
A workaholic Mishra though gives all his credits to God, but his immense hardship and toil must have a role in such achievement. “Yes, I work with dedication and patience whatever I do. But, it is all God’s grace. I hardly believe that my start up came among best ten when I received a message. I also verified the SMS whether it is a genuine one. Because, It was unbelievable”, Mishra said.
Born to Bijaylaxmi, Bibekananda Mishra, Mishra had started his venture only around three years back in 2014 with almost zero investment. But, with a handful of employees, he works hard day and night without worrying about success. “Initially, I used to sleep three-four hours a day. But, now I have raised the duration a little”, he maintained.
However, being an Odia and an ardent lover of art and culture, he has a great ambition to take his own art, tradition to new height. “I’d like to put Sambalpuri saree and traditional music of western Odisha ‘Dulduli’ which I like most. I can’t guarantee what I can do for these. But, I have a great ambition to take Sambalpuri saree and its weavers and Dulduli on international platform. Let’s respect God’s wish,” he maintained.
A lover of music Mishra had earlier wanted to become a famous musician, singer and lyricist. But, he fell in love of design in later phase of his life. Initially, he worked as a fashion designer with meagre salary. But, his salary came down further after he switched over to web design.
“Started my career as a sketch artist in a garment firm. Later in 1999 I shifted to Bangalore and studied in Arena Multimedia. In 2000, I shifted my career track to IT (Web Design and Multimedia). In 2003, I got a break in a MNC (Huawei)”, he explained.