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Good one series – 3 (Mr.E.Sarath Babu)

April 15, 2009

             In the footsteps of Dr. Mallika Sarabhai, here is another person who brings hopes to us that this country will undergo a change. The change will be slow but we will survive, progress and develop. I have the hope. Not in literal meaning. But many youngsters were ready to come into what we called ‘dirty’ politics to clean it up. What they need from us is our extended support. This will inspire another set of young well-educated people to enter into politics and bring about the change that we are talking about in our blog samaj for a long time.

         The man who gives me, not only to me, to us, the hope was Mr. E. Sarath Babu. He is going to contest from South Chennai Loksabha Constituency. His qualification will for sure amaze us. He has done his engineering in BITS, Pilani and his MBA in IIM, Ahmadabad. Now he is running his own catering services named FOOD KING and has given employment to around 200 people.

      And if you know about his whole life you can assume he was right man for the job. Born in a very poor family were a 3 bogus of meal/day was a distant dream, he is now supplying food to many thru his catering services. The vision for their catering group says it all.

Our perspective to this field is to offer employment for the people of illiterate and semi-illiterate and bringing up their of standard of living and act as a platform in achieving their dreams.

Foodking focuses making employment to people as primary criteria and bringing up standard of life of people still illiterate.

        Check out their catering site here.

He is a Youth ICON:

        He was also selected as the Pepsi – MTV Youth icon for the year 2008. Its a no mean achievement as the previous winners were 2003 was Anil Ambani, for 2004 Rahul Dravid, for 2005 Shahrukh Khan, for 2006 M S Dhoni, for 2007 ORKUT. Read more about him below:

Sarath Babu with never say die attitude and hunger for the impossible who graduated from Birla Institute of Technologyand Science – BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India today draws his inspiration from the quote “When you take up a mission with passion, there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach”.

Serving someone food is an extremely satisfying feeling. The smile you get after giving good food to someone is an experience to cherish. Food King is the dream come true of Sarath Babu. With seed money of Rs 2,000/-, his venture today is spread across several locations to the tune of Rs 9 crores and with the going strong is geared to double by the year-end. Through Food King he desires to give quality employment to the poor. In the next 5 years he wants Food King to be a source of employment for 50,000 people by opening 400-500 branches all over the country. For 28 year old Sarath, his mother, who once sold idlis on the pavements of Chennai and worked as an ayah, is a pillar of strength.


 What needs to be done now:

             Now he is contesting as an independent in South Chennai Lok Sabha Constituency. So the spread of word is the important thing. We have make the people to know that there is a person named Sarath Babu, he is contesting in our constituence and he is much more capable of doing the things than the political bigwigs.

           Friends, who are reading this, who are belong to South Chennai, please spread the word to your family and friends. And ask them to vote for him. It will be a first step towards a clean politics which we never witnessed until now.       

          You can see the site he has created for this election campaign here. I am also confident of his victory if they go in a right way. Because it’s an urban constituency and people are well educated. So they know the importance of him.

You can also watch his speech on his life here:

     Its in Tamil. So non-tamil bloggers please forgive me 😦

Part – I:

Part – II:

                     Vote for the change.


  • Thanks for my brother Karthik for letting me know about this and encouraging me to do a post on this. I am really happy that I am contributing something for the future of our nation.
  • We are also preparing a mail for this campaign and like to forward to you all friends. Please send it to all your Chennai friends and ask them to forward it. As I have said, spread of word is important for his victory. If possible, please do a post on him and DR. Mallika Sarabhai in your blog.
  • I am also thinking about the other ways to reach the people. Please suggest me. I like to see the change.
52 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2009 8:30 pm

    Kanagu – I think this is fantastic! I had seen this piece of news and had wanted to do a post on this! I think we need more people like him in the fray!!

    His life story is amazing, isn’t it! It is so impressive that he is now doing this!! Fantastic!!!!!

    • prithivi logan permalink
      May 7, 2009 12:08 am

      Sarath s a very gud frend of mine…i know him wen i was studying in my 3rd yr of engineering….i know him personally how he struggled in his life to achieve this goal..He s very dedicated towards his work……..If a person like him is joinung politics,,,defintely it add a respect to it..and inspire us to join politics in the future…he will create a new trenda in politics….vote for him…lets hope for a change.

      • November 3, 2009 1:16 pm

        Hi Prithivi,

        This Shilpa here, I am a management teacher heading the managemtn institute.
        every year I am inviting the extraordinary young entrepreneurs for motivating the youg rural power. last year Mr. Kaushlendra Kumar
        (MBA IIMA) known as MBA subjiwala and this year Mr. Suhas Gopinath, the youngest entrepreneur of the world had been to my place. I am eager to invite Mr. E Sarthababu also. As I dont have his contact I could do this. I sincerely request you to help me in this regard and cooperate. Eagerly waiting for your reply.

  2. April 15, 2009 8:35 pm

    Yes Smitha di… we need more of people like him… please spread the word.. 🙂

    I have heard his speech… lucky me to know tamil.. it’s really good.. he will know what needs to be done for the empowerment of the society,,

    • April 15, 2009 8:39 pm

      Yes- I am going to listen to the speech now – I understand Tamil – if it is not too complicated – everyday Tamil – I can understand:)

      • April 15, 2009 8:51 pm

        thats really cool Di.. I never understand anything other than tamil and english.. you are great.. 🙂

        • April 15, 2009 8:53 pm

          Not great – just necessity 🙂 Have lived in a bunch of places – thats all 🙂 By the way – listened to his speech – amazing!!!! Can’t imagine how difficult his life must have been!!!

          • April 15, 2009 9:00 pm

            🙂 🙂
            I born in Chennai, lived in Chennai and living in Chennai.. 🙂
            I have downloaded his speech to my PC.. really amazing 🙂

  3. April 15, 2009 9:27 pm

    Really great indeed!!! Lets start the E-MAIL, SMS Chain.. but I’m not falling in SOUTH CHENNAI [:(] SRIPERUMBUDUR!! TR BAALU!!

  4. April 15, 2009 9:56 pm

    I came here seeking revenge and to make fun of you !!

    but this is too nice and too optimistic a post to be doing that !!

    I ll spare you for now !! 😛

    good news buddy… wish some one like him stands in my constituency in indore… after a lot of problems igot a voter id card finally here in indore … but really there is no one i want to vote for 😦

    • April 16, 2009 9:56 pm

      Awww… great escape Dhiren 🙂

      Somehow my mind has saved me, by posting about MR.Sarath BAbu 🙂

      anyways you can take revenge on me in next days.. my next post wont be as positive as this 🙂

      No worries Dhiren.. if these people wins means, more will be encouraged to come into politics and for sure Indore will get a good canditate 🙂

  5. April 15, 2009 9:59 pm

    Kanagu, I am so happy to read this. I am all for educated non-paan chaboying leaders. Who better than Sarath Babu whose life and sheer determination itself is an inspiration to many.

    I will watch the videos in the evening. Thank you for this post.

    • April 16, 2009 9:58 pm

      yes me too.. for educated leaders moreover I need clean person with a will to serve people… 🙂

  6. April 15, 2009 10:02 pm

    Here is a post and discussion on Mallika Sarabhai

    • April 16, 2009 10:09 pm

      I have read that solilo… but forgot to link it with my post… sorry 😦 smitha has also written about this sometime back.. will link them soon..

  7. April 15, 2009 10:50 pm

    great to know he is contesting…i did receive a mail about him last yr n this seems to be the bestest news ever!
    keep up the good work!

    • April 16, 2009 10:13 pm

      Thats cool Vinnie… south chennai people were so lucky.. I am not.. but please spread this message to ur friends Vinnie 🙂

  8. April 15, 2009 11:32 pm

    Great work Kanagu. I am going to send the link of this post to a couple of my friends here in chennai through email.

    What you could do is circulate those mails that you create among your friends circle and ask them to place in their respective companys notice board. This way, you could get a lot of attention inside chennai corporate offices. Will let you know if I have any ideas.

    Once again, good initiative.

    • April 16, 2009 10:17 pm

      Thanks Vimal… if possible please send the whole content… in some offices blogs are banned, right? also thanks for the idea… I am composing the mail.. highlighting his records.. and why he is the right person.. will forward it to you also 🙂

  9. April 16, 2009 12:08 am

    Great post, Kanagu. What a lot of research you have done!

    Sarath Babu seems to be a person who really could make a difference if elected.

    • April 16, 2009 10:20 pm

      Thanks Manju… yes i am also believing him… but odds are against him.. hope he will overcome them like he did in his life

  10. April 16, 2009 3:21 am

    yes dude, I heard about this guy a couple of years back when he made it into IIM. It came in the news…. 🙂

    best of luck to him and I will forward this post to all my friends in chennai………. 🙂
    your “Cheering posts” are really good…… 😛

    videos, vettukku poi pakaren…. 🙂

    • April 16, 2009 10:24 pm

      I have also read about him when he give up the MNC offers and started his own catering service.. he really made it big.. and thanks for appreciation machi… I am happy 🙂 see the videos for sure 🙂

  11. Partha Sarathy permalink
    April 16, 2009 5:50 am

    By making FoodKing Proud to be BITSian Sarath Babu win, South Chennai will also make history to tell the world at large that Slum dog millionaire may be fiction but Sarath Babu is real.

    • April 16, 2009 10:27 pm

      Welcome here Parthasarathy… his is real and he is a great man 🙂

  12. April 16, 2009 1:07 pm

    Very good and important post, Kanagu. Good to know you. I am forwarding this link of yours to my friends and relatives and we will definitely vote for him. I am sending this to my husband also and he will email to his friends ….a small ‘anil sevai’. (hey, ‘anil’ brand vermicelli is there!) I read about this person in TOI and Junior vikatan also.

    I’ll watch the video now. Nice post. I will read the older posts, one by one, later, Kanagu.

    • sharada permalink
      April 16, 2009 7:24 pm

      great news, I think more and more well educated youngsters should come forward and contest in elections. Hope Mr. Sarath will inspire the other youngters. Thanks for giving me this information.

    • April 16, 2009 10:33 pm

      welcome here Sandhya… I am really happy that you have read my blog… 🙂 thanks for forwarding.. hope this chain reaction will caught on and brings victory to him.. and thanks for reading my older posts also 🙂

  13. Princess permalink
    April 16, 2009 4:25 pm

    i have read or seen about him somewhere. That time itself found his personality interesting.. good info 🙂

  14. April 17, 2009 12:27 am

    Ah… Another good one, mate! And thanks for sharing the youtube links. Will chk it out in a while!

    Lets just hope that the much needed difference is nigh!

    Peace. Be well.

    • April 18, 2009 2:49 am

      thanks Kartz…. and please vote for him…

      Lets have a educated MP 🙂

  15. April 17, 2009 2:20 pm

    I am also trying tot ell everybody about him in my own way, did a post on him also, here evrybody suggested me to come here:). yes we must have many more of his ilk and support them all the way.

    • April 18, 2009 2:51 am

      Welcome here Renu.. thanks for coming over here… 🙂
      yes.. we must support him 🙂

  16. April 19, 2009 1:19 am

    This is great news. If someone like him ever stands from my area, I would run towards the polling booth to vote for him.

    • April 30, 2009 12:51 am

      Just check your candidates list Amit.. there may be somebody like this 🙂

  17. April 25, 2009 9:29 pm

    I don’t think he has a chance of winning 😦

    Sad, because we need decent people in politics, because the Parliament has become a den of criminals and these criminals constitute the filthy sewer called the central govt.! 😡

    • April 30, 2009 12:52 am

      He has a remote chance but people were not spreading the word. Thats really a worry Raj 😦

  18. April 27, 2009 3:03 pm

    It was good to know this. It would be better if he gets <:o)elected !

    • April 30, 2009 12:53 am

      Welcome here Tara Prasad 🙂

      Yes, it will be really better 🙂

  19. suresh permalink
    April 28, 2009 6:07 pm

    Very good post. We wish him to win

    Dear Friends,

    An Exclusive Interview with South Chennai MP Candidate Mr. E. Sarathbabu Founder & CEO, FOODKING, Alumni IIM Ahmedabad & BITS, Pilani , Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008, Honorary Rotarian Dist. 3201

    To Read in Tamil Click Below

    50வது பதிவு ~சக்கரை ~ ஸ்பெஷல் – சரத்பாபுவின் கேள்வி பதில் பேட்டி – தமிழில்

    To Read in English Click Below

    50th Special Post – Exclusive Interview with Sarathbabu in English – Sakkarai’s Special

    Forward to All your Friends, Ask them to Vote for Sarath Babu in South Chennai on ” SLATE” on May 13th for more info visit

    Thanks – Suresh

    • April 30, 2009 12:55 am

      Welcome here and Thanks Suresh…. 🙂

      But you didn’t left the link my friend. I will put the link 🙂

  20. May 11, 2009 10:09 am

    All the best for the Elections!!Hope you win…

  21. May 18, 2009 8:37 pm

    Kanagu – Any idea whether he won? I googled – but was not able to figure out..

    • May 19, 2009 1:29 am

      No Smitha… he lost 😦 he has got only 17000 votes… got the info from a blog whose owner was a friend of him… a good number of votes for an independent… but people overlooked him… I can say.. these people dont deserve better leaders 😦

  22. May 20, 2009 11:47 pm

    Thanks for updating the poll results, I am living in dubai curiously watching how much votes Sarath Babu got atlast found today from your blog. I will say it is a good begining for Sarath Babu in politics. He will defenitly suceed in assembly elections if he contest.

    I will blame media for not making aware of such a candiate. All the news papers and TV channels belong to political parties which never gave a word about him. I tried calling some of family members and friends to make them aware of Sarath Babu, unfortunately they were not aware till I called 2 days before the election.

    People like us should continue to motivate candidates like Sarath Babu.

    Defenitly we will be able to bring a change.

    kanagu: Welcome here Bazeeth Ahamed 🙂
    Me too hoping that he will win… lets see how it goes in assembly election.. I am going to watch.. I think TOI has put some articles about him. But no tamil paper has put a single article about him

  23. kavitha permalink
    May 21, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hi Kanagu,

    I was in search of Sarath’s email id…if u have can u spare it. I am a volunteer for Youth task force….Thot if I have his mail id…can tk some suggestions from him.

    kanagu: I don’t his mail id.. If I get will communicate to you.. anyways you check his official site

  24. balamadras permalink
    August 12, 2009 7:35 pm

    Totally 43 contested in south chennai constituency. following are results of election 2009

    1 RAJENDRAN C ADMK 308567
    2 BHARATHY R.S. DMK 275632
    3 GOPINATH V DMDK 67291
    4 GANESAN LA BJP 42925
    5 SARATH BABU E IND 15890
    6 Venkatraman N S DPK 2153

    If u could see he stands in 5th position. and he is highest in Independent cadidates list. The next positionis 7 times lesser than him.

    THis is a very good progress that in a short span of time he is much recognised in the constituency.

    He has to keep in touch with peoples much more. If he tries little more, I guess he can be in top 3 in 2014 elections.

  25. Rai Kumar B permalink
    October 15, 2009 6:52 am

    Can someone provide me with Sarath Babu mail ID or Contact number Please Please

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