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Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Apparently Steve Ballmer’s association with the Indian Institute of Technology dates back to his very first day at work in Microsoft. The first assignment that Ballmer got from Bill Gates was to sift through a pile of letters that an IITian had written over one-and-a-half years expressing his desire to work with the company. Touched by the writer’s perseverance, Ballmer hired an IITian on his first recruitment drive.

First Published: Mon, May 30 2011. 00:47 IST