More the heat, harder the gold. So is the life history of Dr K Sivan, son of a farmer, who spent life miserably, but managed to be what he us today. To pursue Btech in aeronautics his father sold some land and funded his higher studies. Prior to this he never wore sandals, not even in the farms where he worked with his father. He wore sandals when he went to MIT. He never got what he wished for but did well what he got.