Dr. Sahid Cholayil, was BORN on 26th Feb 1974, to a large but very poor family consisting 8 siblings in total and parents, in a SMALL Village called “KODUMPUZHA” in the NORTHERN part of ‘CALICUT’ in Kerala. Though a village, Kodumpuzha, is known for having many small and medium industries. It must have been the culture or the business atmosphere of this city that sparked the flame in Dr. Sahid’s heart, to venture out, into the world to make a difference., to fulfill his Life’s Purpose.
He started his work life, by moving stones from one place to another. He also sold Fresh CLAMs caught from the local pond. Later he moved on to becoming a newspaper delivery boy and also started a small cycle-repairing business, and later while he was self-employed as an auto & jeep-driver, he pioneered in creating the ROAD Route between a place called Petta and Kodumpuzha. Further down in life, he even became a truck driver and then after completing his education (side by side) he moved on to hospitality industry and became a bellboy, later a receptionist and then a chef, too.
In spite of getting married at the age of 18 (while still at Farook College), and being amidst great adversities, he was still determined and dedicated to complete his education in order to stand on his own feet. Passion for innovation and Technology led him to do his research on Technology’s Impact on Education, which earned him his Doctoral Degree.
He believes that the Purpose of his Life and the reason he was brought into the world, is to add value to the lives of Entire Humanity through Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship. As came the era of Technology, knowing its importance and significance in life, he embraced it and made it a mission to innovate and utilize technology to create projects that TOUCH lives of billions of people and empowers them while bringing smiles on their faces.
Following the philosophy of his role model ‘His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’ (“SOWING and REAPING” within your own LIFETIME), Dr. Sahid Cholayil led Genius Group of Institutions into a 350 Employee Organization, with over 25 Companies in diversified business verticals, with over 75 offices spread across 9 countries (i.e. U.A.E, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, India, Malaysia, United States and the United Kingdom).
History of Genius Group Global, proves that the name ‘GENIUS’ is not just for a name sake, instead it has truly been a platform for many GENIUS personalities from around the world who have contributed toward giving the shape and shine to the organization that it is today.