This Karnataka Student has gained fame at International Level – Founded a Social Network called ‘Squad’


There is a famous Kannada proverb – Beleva Siri Molakeyalli. As if true to the proverb, Pavan Kumar N.R of Chitradurga had proved his credentials since he was a child. It was only recently for the past six months that he has gained fame at the international level. The world woke up to recognize the skills of this budding entrepreneur.

The reason for his global fame – the creation of his new media social networking website by name Squad.



His birthplace is Chitradurga district, Karnataka. Born on 27 October 1997 to T Rudramuni and Nirmala S. His father works in the KVIC CSP (Central Government). His mother is a housewife. He has an elder sibling by name Chaitra Amith.

He has completed his schooling (Rotary Vidhyalaya School, Chitradurga) and Pre-university studies (Computer Science – Don Bosco P.U College). Maybe, it is where the programming bug bit him. At present, he is studying civil engineering at Srinivas School of Engineering, Mangalore. Right from his school days, his interest lay in Computer Science and 3D modeling. By using “Autodesk Maya,” he wanted to gain knowledge about civil infrastructure and engineering projects.

Extracurricular Activities

In school, his main passion used to be cricket. His skills in the game made him become a member of the district cricket team in the under-15 and under-16 level. Notable is the fact, that he started playing the game only after attaining 12 years of age.


Like other middle-class family boys under the age of ten, he nursed dreams of becoming a Fighter Pilot in the Indian Air Force. This might be the reason for his joining the Bharath Guides and Scouts. But he achieved distinction as he gained Rajyapuraskar in 2013. He went on to gain further recognition when he joined National Cadet Corps as Junior Under Officer.

He even tried his skills as an actor. He played an insignificant role at the age of nine in a Kannada film “Bhanta” (2008). The other actors in the film were Adhi Lokesh and Roopashree. His career did not take off. He then dedicated his skills to computer programs.

Recognition & Fame

At present, his name is all over the business world, as the creator of “Squad.” In 2018, his name features among the youngest of Karnataka entrepreneurs to find a place in the CrunchBase List. As the CEO, he runs the website from his bedroom. About the details about his creation, it is a global entertainment, news-based social media network website. Anyone can visit this website for information on digital culture, technology, news, and entertainment.


Making use of the Google Cloud Messaging or GCM, he designed the Squad app. The app also made news when it joined the list of the best apps for “Social Networking” in 2017. Another feather in the cap is its rating – 4.5 out of 5 in the App Store. The dashboard on the website provides a setting for the visitors to share their status updates. In addition, with the Squad TV, the visitors can also access different channels. A visitor can also visit a forum to start a discussion to get valuable suggestions. In the past ten months, the website has picked up quite fast, making the creator feel positive about the future.

Details About Squad Social Network

Do you have a business? You can use Squad to assist people to create fan pages and promote your brand, organization, product or community. The website of squad found its way to the Internet on February 19, 2017. In the initial days and before the launch of the website, Pavan Kumar envisioned it as only a hobby. With the regular growth of users of this website, he envisions to have it grown to the likes of Facebook and Mashable.


It is surprising that at this young age, he has become an entrepreneur because many of his age are busy playing games and exploring life. An intent user of Summly, he was busy reading topics about Facebook when the idea of creating a similar platform occurred to him.


By making use of the website, you can send emails as well share music, photos, and videos. Other advantages – video, voice chats, instant messages, and chats are also available. If a visitor wants to create apps, the website offers developer tools.

Following are some of the other awards won by Mr. Pavan Kumar

2007 – Kala Pratibha Award

2007 – Patrol Leader of Scout

2007 – State Co-Director of Bharath Scouts and Guide


2010 – Gama abacus competition awarded constellation prize in the category A

2010 – State Co-Director of Bharath Scouts and Guides

2011 – Patrol Leader of Scout

2011 – Gama abacus competition awarded constellation prize in the category

2011 – 26th Karnataka state jamboorate award 2011 from District Chief Commissioner & Jamborette Director, M.K Khan


2012 – Student Ambassador award 2012 from H Manjunath (DDPI, Chitradurga)

2012 – Taluk Level Dasara Sports Runner-up in Volleyball 2012 from Indira Devi (Co-Director of Youth and Sports Thrust)

2013 – Swami Vivekananda 150th Parade Day from V.P.Ekkri (IAS Officer)

2013 – Senergy 2013 Winner from Mariya Vincent Raj (Principal Of Don Bosco Pu College Chitradurga)

2014 – Senergy 2014 Runner-up from Mariya Vincent Raj (Principal of Don Bosco Pu College Chitradurga)

2015 – Prathibha Parva from V.P.EKkeri (IAS Officer Chitradurga)

2017 – Ted X Talented award from MLA Basavaraj


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