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#EngineersDay: Mithun Mahesh Reveals His Journey From Engineering To Poker Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 15 Sep, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 15 Sep, 2022
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 15 Sep, 2022
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#EngineersDay: Mithun Mahesh Reveals His Journey From Engineering To Poker


15th September is celebrated throughout the country as Engineers Day. On an average, India is said to produce over 15,00,000 engineers every year. Thus, this day is celebrated to congratulate, thank, and respect the professionals who show exceptional talent and contribute to the development of the country. The significance of engineers in our daily lives cannot be neglected. 

National Engineer’s Day is celebrated to remember India’s engineering icon M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary. He was a highly disciplined engineer, well-known for his sincerity, time management, hard work, and devotion. A professional civil engineer, his work involved infrastructural works such as building roadways, dams as well as anti-flood systems. He believed that learning should never stop and thus visited different countries across the globe to work and study various engineering practices. He was also a Bharat Ratna awardee. 

Apart from India, 15th September is also celebrated as Engineers Day in countries including Sri Lanka and Tanzania. In poke,r we have several engineers who have turned into full-time professional poker players. The long list includes some of the top names in poker like Shardul Partharathi, Anant Purohit, Neel Joshi, Rubin Labroo, Dhirendra Kumar, Aniket Waghmare among several others. 


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Among these is also a significant name of Mithun Mahesh. Hailing from God’s own country, Kerala, this pro has actually worked as an engineer for a little over three years before deciding to make the big switch by quitting his engineering job and pursuing poker full-time. 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mithun Mahesh (@thepokeraja)

We got in touch with Mahesh to understand his two professions and how they’ve shaped him. Talking about skills or life lessons he learned during his engineering days that come in handy while living the poker life, he says, “My work as an engineering professional is helping me in some ways in poker. My work involved commissioning a steel plant, and electrical and instrumentation parts of it. So it was a very high-pressure job that involved dealing with molten metals, super high voltages, and even radioactive substances at times. All that meant that I had to put my life at stake every day. Though it may sound dangerous, to me it was fun and to a great extent, that has helped me deal with the intensity that poker demands. I have had to make life and death calls previously as an engineer, and that aspect definitely helps in poker when you have to make risky decisions on the poker table. Basically, the ability to solve problems under high pressure that engineering taught me comes handy in poker.” 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mithun Mahesh (@thepokeraja)

We also asked him if he misses his engineering days, to which he replied, “I don’t think my engineering days were that great, unfortunately, but I do miss my work life and the team I had built there. It was action-packed and way too fun.” 

We appreciate the dedication and hard work the engineers of our country put in to make our lives easier and more convenient. Wishing all engineers a very Happy Engineers Day!

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