The Big Bull
Manash Pratim Das

Meet Manash Pratim Das, The Big Bull Of Barpeta

Even though trading is risky, but Manash finds it easier than working from 9 am to 5 pm daily in the government sector or slogging from 9 am to 6 pm in the private sector

January 4, 2021

After the release of Scam:1992, we all must have known about Harshad Mehta, also known as The Big Bull, who ruled the Bombay Stock Exchange from the mid-1980s to early 1990s.

The series has had an everlasting impact on the viewers and after its release, a number of people are now taking their share market investment seriously- who knows someone among them may be the next Big Bull.

However, in general, Indians show less enthusiasm in choosing stock market investor aka trader as a viable career option for it seems riskier.

Irrespective of The Big Bull concept, yet this is not a viable career option in most part of the country- especially in Assam.

However, breaking this taboo, 22-year-old Manash Pratim Das from Barpeta district in Assam has emerged as a successful share market investor and has made everyone believe that The Big Bull can be anybody if one is determined and dedicated.

Instead of choosing a traditional career, Manash chose to be a trader and today he has been able to make a name for himself in this field.

For this sudden rise, he is popular among his friends as 'TheBull'- the name highly inspired by Harshad Mehta's 'The Big Bull'.

Even though trading is risky, but Manash finds it easier than working from 9 am to 5 pm daily in the government sector or slogging from 9 am to 6 pm in the private sector.

His first investment of Rs 10,000 was made on April 4, 2020, and his earnings have skyrocketed within a short period and today he earns to the tune of Rs 1,20,000.

The sum may not seem much for many, for a newbie from a small town in Assam, this sum is huge and mind it- this is just the beginning.

Manash completed his graduation from BH College and then went to Guwahati for coaching.

It was in Guwahati where he realised that working for others isn't going to fetch him soul's happiness, which eventually attracted him towards the Share Market.

"Investment in the Share Market meant I was independent and I was on my own. The profit was mine and so was the loss," Manash said while interacting with The Story Mug.

"This is still the early stage and I don't know if I would be able to make fortunes or I will turn to dust. Let destiny decide whether I become the next Harshad Mehta or Warren Buffet, or I become nobody," he further said.

"I am not a future optimistic person," he added.

Manash makes it a point that he never misses an opportunity to invest, irrespective of the overall condition of the market.

If there is a window where he can invest, he knows he has to invest.

He primarily puts his focus on short-term investment, even though he knows he could fetch more profit if he chooses 'intraday trading'.

"Intraday trading is riskier than a short-term investment. I rarely prefer intraday trading," he says.

"Share market is risky just like other business fields. But unless you don't dive into it on your own, you will never know how this deep this pond is," Manash adds.

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