St Columba’s School is not just renowned for producing leaders in one particular domain, but several budding as well as established celebrities, corporate leaders, politicians, and artists. Its students have made the school earn a distinguished stature. Let’s take a look at some of the exemplary alumni of the school:
Famously known as the first private sector hotelier from India to go international, Suresh Nanda is a leading entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the current chairman of the Claridges group of Hotels. After serving 15 years in the Indian Navy, Suresh Nanda cultured his business acumen and invested it in making successful contributions to corporate as well as the hotel industry. Suresh Nanda has been honored with several awards and accolades over the years, while also gaining acclamation on prominent international portals such as the UN.
Deepak Chopra is an India-born American author, and public speaker. Through his books and videos, he garnered immense appreciation and emerged as one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in the holistic-health movement. He completed his schooling from St. Columba’s, and always performed well in academics.
We all know him for his role as Raj Koothrappali in the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Kunal Nayyar was not only good in academics, but was also a part of St Columba’s School badminton team.
Vivek Paul is yet another alumni of St. Columba’s School who has reached the pinnacles of success. He is a famous American businessman, best known for his role in the foundation of WiproGE Medical Systems. He went on to become the VP of Wipro and CEO of its outsourcing unit. Paul is also the founder of cloud-based enterprise social media application –Kinetic Glue.
Famously known for his 2010 book –The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-American physician, biologist and author. His book The Emperor of All Maladies has won several literary prizes and was also listed in the All-Time 100 Non-fictional books, by Time magazine. While he was attending St. Columba’s School, Siddhartha was also honored with the school’s highest award –‘Sword of Honour’, in 1989.
Being one of the prominent schooling institutions, St Columba’s academic construct has helped students not just with academics but extra-curricular activities too. As a result, we continue to see the school producing front-runners who have realized their dreams and strived to achieve them.