Born in the 60s: Recipe for success created through hard work

Mr G. Shanmugam, 56, belongs to the 51 per cent in his cohort, aged between 50 and 59 this year, who did not have a post-secondary education, according to figures the MOF released last week. Despite that, he had gone on to become a successful restaur
Mr G. Shanmugam, 56, belongs to the 51 per cent in his cohort, aged between 50 and 59 this year, who did not have a post-secondary education, according to figures the MOF released last week. Despite that, he had gone on to become a successful restaurateur.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Like most of his peers born in the 1960s in Singapore, Mr G. Shanmugam, 56, did not have a chance to go to university.

He belongs to the 51 per cent in his cohort, aged between 50 and 59 this year, who did not have a post-secondary education, according to figures the Ministry of Finance released last week. But despite that, he had gone on to become a successful restaurateur, starting the Gayatri Restaurant, now long-known for the quality of its Indian cuisine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Recipe for success created through hard work'. Print Edition | Subscribe