Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and bestselling author, Priya Kumar, on Friday, March 7, unveiled her first authored biography – The Inspiring Journey of a Hero, based on the life and success of Mr. O.P Munjal, the founder of India’s leading bicycle manufacturing company, Hero Cycles. Published by Penguin, the launch of the book took place at Crosswords Kemps Corner, Mumbai, in the presence of Mr. O. P. Munjal’s daughter Priyanka Malhotra.
"The Inspiring Journey of a Hero" is an ode to the values and success principles of Mr. Om Prakash Munjal. He first started a bicycle spare parts business with his three brothers in 1944 while later moving to complete bicycle manufacturing with the brand name Hero in 1956, the first bicycle manufacturing unit in India, producing 639 bicycles in the first year. From there, fuelled by meager resources and an insatiable vision and Hero Cycles stands today as the world's largest bicycle manufacturer.
Talking about the experience of writing this biography, author Priya Kumar said, “Writing this biography has been an immensely pleasurable experience for me. The journey that I embarked on with the Munjal family and the Hero Cycles crew, has transformed me and made me grow personally and professionally. With this book, I try to share the same experience with the readers and hope that it is as fulfilling a read for them as it was for me to write it.”
Speaking on the biography that is based on her father, Priyanka Malhotra commented, “Every child believes her father is a ‘Hero’. But as she grows up and faces the real world, it often turns to disillusionment. However, in my case the admiration kept growing. A man of unparalleled values and integrity while making sure that he never sacrificed his position. A businessman, yet a family man. Extremely busy, but having time for everyone. Responsible and disciplined, yet passionate about his hobbies. My father brings light to any room he enters. Priya Kumar has understood the meaning of my father’s life and beautifully put it in words to share with the world.”
Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Priya Kumar is today an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, nationally renowned and award-winning bestselling author & the CEO and Chief Facilitator of Priya Kumar’s Training Systems. Priya has been leading the corporate training industry for over 12 years with a clientele of over 600 Fortune Companies and is India’s first certified Woman Firewalk Instructor. She is a Celebrity Columnist with publications like The Economic Times and does several Radio shows in India and overseas. Priya is the bestselling author of "I Am another YOU", "License to Live", "The Perfect World" and "Thinking Aloud" all of which are nationally and internationally well received. “The Inspiring Journey of a Hero” is the fifth book to be penned by Priya Kumar.