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Published: 2015-08-17 07:10:07 | Updated: 2015-08-17 07:10:07

Sundar Pichai is new Google CEO

With Sundar Pichai, an Indian becoming Google CEO, the natural reaction for most people in the country is that it is a matter of pride.

While some might argue that Pichai has been an American citizen for the last 25 years or so and that Indians should calm down, for many an Indian heading one of the most important Silicon Valley companies is a reason to celebrate.

But this pride, also comes with a desire to claim Google’s new CEO and his success, a desire that has resulted in a Wikipedia battle.

So what’s the contentious issue about Sundar Pichai’s Wikipedia page? His rise in Google, his style of working, his relationship with Google’s top boss Larry Page?

Nope, it’s none of these but rather where Sundar Pichai went to school.Now according to most media reports and interviews Pichai attended Jawahar Vidyalaya for Class X and Vanavani Matriculation for Class XII. 

However after Google’s CEO Larry Page made the announcement about Pichai succeeding him as CEO, several other schools started claiming Pichai as one of their own.

Sundar Pichai is new Google CEO

With Sundar Pichai, an Indian becoming Google CEO, the natural reaction for most people in the country is that it is a matter of pride.

While some might argue that Pichai has been an American citizen for the last 25 years or so and that Indians should calm down, for many an Indian heading one of the most important Silicon Valley companies is a reason to celebrate.

But this pride, also comes with a desire to claim Google’s new CEO and his success, a desire that has resulted in a Wikipedia battle.

So what’s the contentious issue about Sundar Pichai’s Wikipedia page? His rise in Google, his style of working, his relationship with Google’s top boss Larry Page?

Nope, it’s none of these but rather where Sundar Pichai went to school.Now according to most media reports and interviews Pichai attended Jawahar Vidyalaya for Class X and Vanavani Matriculation for Class XII. 

However after Google’s CEO Larry Page made the announcement about Pichai succeeding him as CEO, several other schools started claiming Pichai as one of their own.

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