Breaking the caste barrier
In 1991, Siddhant changed his surname to avoid the shadow of caste discrimination. Today, the 31-year-old Dalit from Bihar's Ghorghat village owns a business with revenue of Rs1 crore
In 1999, at the age of 15, Siddhant Paswan became Siddhant Kumar. With just a few months to go for the secondary school board exams, he followed the example of his two elder brothers—he picked a neutral surname.