Located on the bustling streets of Begumpet, the Hyderabad Public School is no ordinary white building. The school has helped shape some of the world's powerful business leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs. Established in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, the school has brought to the fore prominent names likeSatya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, and Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard. Politicians like the former Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, ex-Andhra Chief Minister Krishna Kumar Reddy have graduated from the school too.
Built and founded for the sons of aristocrats, HPS was established in 1923 and was modelled after Eton College in London, says a report from the Business Insider. Hyderabad, which is known as the Land of Nawabs, is also the headquarters of Microsoft India since 1990.
An ardent fan of cricket, Nadella spent a great deal of his sporting journey in the school. In an interview with Wharton Business School, he said he learned from his high-school cricket coach how to walk the "line between having confidence in your own capability yet having the ability to learn." Nadella met his wife, Anupama, too at HPS.
The 152-acre campus is built with designs ranging from Deccan Osmanian to contemporary architecture, and practices ICSE syllabus. The school is ranked third in Education World's Best Day-cum-boarding Schools in India and first in the state and the city, says a report by Deccan Chronicle.
The other prominent alumnus include actors Diana Hayden, Ram Charan Tej, Rana Daggubati, Vivek Oberoi and popular TV hosts Harsha Bhogle and Nikhil Chinapa.