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The Journey Continues…

Dear Friends,

My life has been a dream journey. From a little boy growing up in the Himalayas dreaming of the Star Trek computer, to an immigrant who came to the United States with two suitcases and not much else, to the person responsible for Search at Google, every turn has enriched me and made me a better person.

As I entered the fifteenth year of working at Google, I've been asking myself the question, "what would you want to do for the next fifteen?" The answer has overwhelmingly been: give back to others. It has always been a priority for me to give back to people who are less fortunate, and make time for my family amidst competing work constraints--but on both fronts, I simply want to give and do more.

Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.

It fills me with pride to see what we have built in the last fifteen years. Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us. Our mission of empowering people with information and the impact it has had on this world cannot be overstated. When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer. Today, it has become second nature to us. My dream Star Trek computer is becoming a reality, and it is far better than what I ever imagined.

I love Google. It is a company that believes in doing the right thing, a company that believes in doing good in the world, a company… that cares. I look back at my time here with a profound sense of gratitude that I was a part of building this. Now, with pride, gratitude, and joy in my heart, I need to define my next fifteen years. I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically, and of course, to spend more time with my family--especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.

Feb 26 will be my last day at Google. My relationships are the most important thing I’ve accumulated in life and I’d love for that to continue. Please do drop me a line occasionally and we can have a cup of tea.

As Chief Si’ahl said “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” I am taking so many fond memories with me, and hopefully I’ve left a small footprint here.

With Love,
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Wow - you have made such an impact in this world in those 15 years.  Best of luck and looking forward to your future journeys! 
What a fantastic innings. Well played! Best wishes for whatever you do next....If you are in London, tea is on me :-)
Incredible journey and good luck!
Give and do more. I'm hoping one day I'll be in a position to do the same. Best of luck on your next endeavor +Amit Singhal​​. Hopefully you'll keep sharing your journey with us here.
Wow! It was a pleasure to have met you personally and have been part of small portion of your team. Best of luck for your new adventures.
Just an awesome end. If back to India will love to have a cup of coffee with you :)
All the best in your journey!

The real Star Trek computer will be open source. I'm excited to hear what you can do philanthropically off the money Google's corrupt enterprise made you. But if you really want to make a difference, consider taking your expertise from Google and making real, free contributions to software for society. Help us create a real Star Trek computer. One of the people, not one of a greedy corporation that refuses to pay it's taxes.
Best of luck in the future after all you've done for Google Search over the last fifteen years :)
An incredible journey....I wish you could have stayed with Google a little longer... All the best 
Wow! Would've loved to see you do more contributions to search, Amit. But you've already done a lot and they will stay on forever. Thank you for all of those contributions.

I'm glad to see that you've decided to spend time with even more meaningful things in life. Family, relationships, philanthropy, those are the things that will outweigh everything else in life.

Here's wishing you all the best for your future endeavors. Hopefully (and selfishly) we would all be benefiting from whatever it is that you're up to.

Thank you and all the best. 
You will be missed Amit! Thank you for all the time you have spent at Google and I wish you the best for whatever take on next! 😊
+Amit Singhal thank you soo much for all your have truly made this world an awesome futuristic place to live...all the best for your future endeavours...sincerely hoping that someday our paths cross and I get to meet the legend...cheers!! :)
Thank you for making Search such a great product. I wish you all the best in your future adventures.

And please share those experiences on Google+.
Best wishes for the next journey :)
Hey Amit. I wish every success  in a great mission. you was the best manager and an example for me what is the best tech exec for life.  Deep technical background, knowledge of every corner and aspect of search, knowledge of every person in a very big team, charismatic leadership, cultivating team based on trust  and the top performing team, hiring only the best, giving people every freedom to use their talent and skills the best way search quality team under your leadership was the best experience, I hope it will continue with the same spirit.  I always  replicated a lot I learned from you. All the best in new endeavours! 
AJ Kohn
It was a pleasure to have met you at the Churchill Club a number of years back and your impact on Google, search and ... information and knowledge is sizable. So while I applaud your desire to give back (and to spend more time with family), know that you've already given quite a bit back through your time at Google.
Lots of luck in your next career move! And thank you very much for creating the best search engine algorithm in the world. Kind regards from The Netherlands.
Congrats Amit! The work of you and your team are so important in all our lives. I hope you have an amazing next 15 years, and each 15 years after that! 
Congrats Amit! you have made great impact and looking forward to meeting you within7 days from your last day at Google! lets see if we can achieve that goal!
Thank you so much for everything you did. Without what you did, our lives would be very diferent. You and your time make it so much better. Your impact on this world was tremendous. I wich you all the best things you could imagine.
Wish you all the best & luck for your next 15 years plans...
Search is better than ever, google is better than ever and the world is coming together. that's a great achievement and only a few can make a call to leave what you have to focus on philanthropy. Best wished and good luck for the next 15!
Wish you all the best for your future endeavors. Good Luck.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” :)
Why don't you start something like YC in India or become a VC there.
Good luck in your endeavors wish you the best.
oh wow!! That's a tremendous news indeed!!
Your legacy is unforgettable! You've been an incredible peer for Google!
Wish you all the very best in your future endeavors and a very happy family life!!! 
Wishing you and your family the best and in all of what your future brings. Congratulations!
success in all your endeavors!
Thank you lending your genius to us for so long. I'll miss your genuine enthusiasm and spirit. I'm honored to say (and will forever brag) that I had the experience of being on a panel with you long, long ago. Time flys. Your son going off to college already. I don't envy his teachers :)
+Amit Singhal​ sir, you have done alot in those 15 years. I have some qualities like you but you are far better then me. I am also the one who want to join google and believes one day i will join.
Best of luck for future. 
Feb 26th is my birthday, Amit. Happy for you to tag your retirement party onto my birthday party... shall I just pop out to Mountain View? You can have a slice of my cake, if you like too. :P

Thanks for all your great work :)
Thank you for making Google the most lovable search engine in the world. :) Best of luck

I wish you much success and joy in your future endeavors!

+Amit Singhal​, a huge and honest "THANKS YOU" to you for all of this things you've make and made on Google. Have a great retirement. 😊
I still remember the talk you gave at the global sales conference a few years back, very inspiring. Good luck!
+Amit Singhal, you have helped to take us beyond Star Trek. Gratitude to you! What will the future hold?
Nice to have met you a few years back, and enjoy your next fifteen years!
Amit, you have made a profound positive difference to this world. Enjoy your time taking time.
+Amit Singhal  What a wonderful journey....Your contribution to search is tremendous! Good luck with your next endeavor. 
Salton would be so proud and so are we all for what you have done
Congratulations, Amit!   And I wish you the best of luck and wonderful new surprises on all your stardates in the future!   
Congratulations and thank you for helping to build an immensely important tool that improves the lives of billions by facilitating access to the combined knowledge of humankind.
Amit, I do not personally know you, But your work impacted my life. Thank you. Stay blessed and Good Luck.

Bismarck Likambi
Amit, it has been an honor and joy to know you. I look forward to hearing about your next steps!
Congrats Amit. Google would not be where it is today without you. Best of luck on your next journey.
Wow, that was incredibly moving.  You guys at google have really changed the world for the better and I thank you.  
Congratulations on the move we will missed you
Dr Nice
Thanks you ^_^
Best of luck to you, +Amit Singhal.  It's always tough to change directions after so long, and it's so cool to see that you're  up to the challenge!
Enjoy new life Amit! And if you get back into playing pool, let's play a game or two for the sake of old times :) World is much larger than Google, even though it sometimes seems differently from inside.
Thank you for being an inspiring role model. I look forward to your future contributions.

You've been a role model. Good luck with your future endeavors. 
Lots of luck, sir. If you ever visit the city I promise to challenge your guacamole recipe :-)
All the best Amit. The world outside of Google is amazing and splendid. Enjoy it!
Incredible journeys start every day with a simple search in Google. Thank you to be part of that giant growth!!

So proud of you Jijaji..wish you all the best for future endeavours...
You might be leaving Google, but I won't be taking you out of my Googlers circle! I wish you the best for your future!
+Amit Singhal​ - best of luck for the next phase of your life and thank you for making Google search such an integral part of everyone's life.
Amit, Thank you for the incredible guidance and insight that you've provided to the metrics community for so long. You have always been great resource and I'm sure you will continue to lead others with valuable insight in the future. Thank you and good luck to you!
All the best in your journey
You gave so much to this world Sir. You have changed the consumer behavior and every facet of life. All the best for your journey ahead +Amit Singhal
I hope you will do something big in India now :)
Hi sir , Best wishes for your new journey , 
Thanks for making google a beautiful part of our daily life which makes life easier.
If Anytime in Bangalore - please update
You have made a huge difference to Google and to the world of Search! Hope and wish your next avatar will be equally rewarding to the society!
Feeling sad to see you leaving from Google but I am more proud of that you are still on the same quest to make peoples life easier.

World need more people like you. I love you from my all heart and god bless you.
Would love to work with you on your new philanthropy ventures
This is an incredible journey Amit and throughout your career you have helped lots of people around the world and one of those is me here. I have everything in life as i am being to day i could not denies that it was started with single search that had change my life... with your departure wish you best of Luck and thanks millions for your fantastic job at building google. 
Hi Amit, thanks for what you did for Google & search. My best wishes for your next endeavors in life.
U have done a great job in today's Technological world, which impact billions of users.

Its really very sad that you are leaving Google, .... and hope you will invent a superb product and hopefully Google will acquire that, and again you will back to Google :)
Thanks for your work!
Good luck 👍🏻
+Amit Singhal​​ Good luck. Wish you the best for future. You and your team at Google has done incredible work in search. Thanks for all your efforts! 
Amit, thank you very much for your contribution in search and i must say; you are the synonym of search industry revolution and has changed the life of many people with your amazing invention.

Wishing you great life ahead and it will be honor for us to meet you in person if you plan visiting #Ahmedabad (India) in the future.

Hi Amit, It's been wonderful to see you making such an impact in Search. May you continue to find fulfilment in new ways as you impact lives in your next innings. 😊
Thank you very much sir for giving us such a wonderful product. I and whole IIT Roorkee people look at you with great pride and respect. All the best. You are and will always be a great inspiration to all of us. 
Amit you have been great. Always looked up to you in moments when you made public appearances. Specially when you have been a strong wall on judgement of things at search. Not to sway into other aspects and keeping the vision of yours, google and search users intact all this time. I am sure google wouldn't have been where it is if you werent part of it. You played a very big role. I am sure that its now in good hands as you wouldnt leave it otherwise. All the best for your continuing journey. 
Good Luck Amit for long time innings at GOOG. I wishes you n your family an excellent and successful career. Thanks
Hi +Amit Singhal , your contribution to search is incredible and inspiring.  Best of luck for the future! I am sure it is for bigger better things for humanity. Best wishes, Rajeev
Thanks for a fantastic 15 years of search, +Amit Singhal​​ and I wish you luck in your future ventures..
+Amit Singhal, I wish your footprint in philanthropy will be marked as the beginning of the use of SEARCH for the causes of humanity. There's a lot which search can fuse into the humanity's biggest challenges. Your expertise can add real values there. 
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of people 10 to 22 years old in the USA.  How about you do something to get that conversation started.  This is such a preventable tragedy and people are afraid to even talk about.  We need to crush the myths and fears about talking about suicide.  I work with teens from all walks of life and I could use some help.

Be A Voice,
Speak Life
Dear Sir ,

Thanks for making our life easier through Google search since 2000 and optimizing it down the line . 

I would like to wish you all happiness for your future and really appreciate your upcoming plans !

Regards ,
World is really grateful for the efforts of yours to make 'things' searchable to everyone including those who were unfortunates ones . Take a bow and good luck!
What a great note +Amit Singhal We'll miss seeing you around Google IOs ... but love the reasons why you're moving on to the next 15 years! Congratulations and Good luck on following your dreams of giving back and family life. #whatmatters   
Hi +Amit Singhal thank you soo much for all your contributions that you have truly made this world an awesome futuristic place to live and making easier search through Google.
Have a better life...
+Amit Singhal Your next opportunity could be to literally shape the future of the #KnowledgeEconomy in the US, India, and the rest of the world. Email: Info at
Thanks you so much amit sir...for everything you did...great impact to the world is coming together... Its grt achievement for the world wide communication.... Wish you all the very best in your future 
+Amith GC Thank you for building an incredible service that simply delivers amazing experiences every day!
Thank you Amit for Google Search.! Wish you and your family all the besr for the next 15 years and beyond! Hope to meet you in person and shake your hands for you have changesd many lives across the globe! God bless you.
Often the most important search is the one to find your true self. Congrats!
We are so proud for you, Amit, You made the world so simpler, kudos to you, clappppp
I still remember your search presentation at Google I/O 13. You showed your photo when you were a kid and you said "I know. Cute, right? All my friends ask me 'What happened to you?'" That was hilarious. 
Good luck Amit! Learned a lot from your blog, thank you.
Amazing guy behind amazing algorithms, proud of you Amit
Thanks for your incredible work at Google. All the best for your future endeavors.
All the very best for your future endeavors!! Keep up the good work!!
Best wish for the track to star..
Modern information retrieval god...Thank you very much for everything .All the best for the future .
Wish you all the best, I hope you can have a look at problems faced by farmers in India and come up with some solution.

Arun Av
Wish u the BEST Sir. We are really thankful for what u have done to make our lives easier.
Thank you for all you've done, and for the example you're setting with the next fifteen!

Nicely written! All the best for your future :)

india is waiting for you , the scenario is good you can be a very good mentor for startups. i personally feel try out something in the area of ed tech in india , may be as a foundation .
अमित सिंहल जी का झाँसी का पता चाहिये ॥ साथ ही कॉन्टेक्ट नम्बर 
Hi Amit, Don't worry for that ! we are to ready to go for an cooperative company. let catch me in Paris
Wishing all the best to you and your family! You achieved so much and did a great work for Google. The star trek computer was also a dream of me. I did not think that it would come true so quick.
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Whats next?
Mind talking over a coffee? 
Maybe it won't take another fifteen years to realize the why. 
Great Sir. Best Of Luck & All The Best.
Andi G.
Don't be evil, thank you in the name of the users, its formidable
Thanks a million for the wonderful & extremely helpful for locating web based information sources, Google Search engine available free of charge for users, which you have played an important part in. I wish you all the best for your future plans, especially the part about giving back to others.

I would also like to thank Google Search team including you, sir, for all the help that I have got from Google Search in my current work of reading up on spirituality and religion, and being a blogger on the same topic. As I am a devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, India, I have found Google search to be an invaluable tool for me to look up quotes from discourses or writings of his which are put up on the Internet, on a variety of topics/questions. In pre-Internet-search-engine days, this activity would have been extraordinarily cumbersome given the HUGE VOLUME of discourses and writings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Thanks a million guys, and may God bless the Google Search team.

BTW I have put up the contents of your farewell letter on my blog post here:, presuming that you would not mind it being put up. If you do have any objections, please let me know (say, by putting up a comment on the post). Thanks.
Sir you make the new term Google of luck for ur future endeavor!!  
All the Best Sir.... And Welcome to INDIA

thanks sir.Every iit aspirants like me are proud for are truly a hero.
Dear Amit, After reading this message, I am certain of one thing: I hope that when I retire I can write the same message because it will mean that I accomplished what I set out to do and still had time left to enjoy life and support others. Thank you for your leadership at Google, and best to you and yours ahead.
+Amit Singhal Wow, what a contribution  you have made to the world. To be at the forefront of the industrial revolution of our modern time. Thank-you and I can't wait to read of your next endevours.  I don't imagine someone like you can remain idle for long.  I imagine your brain is bursting with a million ideas to realise.  
I feel handicapped without Google.
One single comment: google USED to believe in doing the right thing. Unfortunately, that's not entirely true anymore. Have a good rest, or extended vacation, or whatever you intend to do from now on :)
Your Journey never ends
I am a huge fan of your work...I have seen all the videos in you tube I could find...
Reading for autobiography from childhood to CEO Google and retirement is amazing and challenging
You have done a great job Amit!

looking forward to have a talk with you to discuss some ideas to take it forward to nurture and shape up the lives of children in India.

Met you in Bangalore during a TIE conference.
Dear +Amit Singhal I don't know you but thank you for everything that you have done at Google. I wish you the nicest transition and all the best for the next 15 years of your life, spending quality time with your family and giving your time and energy for noble and philanthropic causes. If more people did just that, we would live in a better world.
Congrats Amit. And thank you for what you have done to the word. Good lucky in your new journey.
Late to the party, congrats Amit! Thank you for your contribution to our industry in search. Drop me a line sometime.
Thank you for all you've done Amrit. I wish you well in the next 15 years of your journey.
Amit, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, have admired you and I wish you all the success and happiness. I love Search, what it is to me both as a user and an analyst. +Vijay Vasu
What is fantastic Journey! In last 15 years you have changed the world  and emerged new horizon...  Congrats and Best of Luck for the future journey +AmitSinghal! 
tks for your fantastic work from Tokyo, Japan
Mr Singhal, I have been following Search (including searching Amit Singhal) ever since Gogle came into being. The Search we know of today is because of you sir. People in the remotest village (where I come from in NE India) is familiar with Google Search. Hats off to you and your innovative contribution. Would love to chase and search you even after desert Google search. Thank you and congrats. My wishes...I am little worried though, for we will have to accustom ourselves to new standards of search..

Probably my favorite Google Plus post ever! Loved your update and wish you every happiness in all your future adventures.  
It somehow seems fitting that the kid from the Mountains came to another place and ascended a new Mountain, well done, you are surely an inspiration to the Earth and all who sail upon her.
It has been quite the journey in life for you, I wish you all the best in your new journey ahead
Good luck continuing the journey... We look forward to any publication you hope to produce. Prosper Amit
Good luck to you, Amit, on the next part of your journey. ~ Blessings! :)
Hope you keep updating on your new journey :-) 
i need your guidence. could you please have a touch through your email... here is mine...
dear sir i want to contact u for education ppls can u give your email id 
Best of luck, very inspiring farewell! 
Sir, you retire on 26.. It would be my immense pleasure if you come over to Bokaro,India and we can go to watch Captain America: Civil War. Spending time with such a great personality and watching a movie sitting beside you will surely be a dream come true of living few moments for life with the person who has been behind providing great informations to everyone across the globe.

Sir,I wish you a very happy life ahead.I wish I could say that I want to work with you but thats will just be some word as I am just a 16 year old mediocre commerce student who aims to make his own name in the coming year.

Wishing a very happy life to you and your family.
Thank you. :)
जिंदगी के मायने सर्च करना ज्यादा जरुरी है, पैसे और प्रसिद्धि की सीमा नहीं! भास्कर के साथ शेयर की गई बातों से आपके बारे में जानकर अत्यंत प्रसन्ता हुई । आपनेे प्रोजेक्ट होप शुरू किया है, पहली सीढ़ी शिक्षा है। बेसिक शिक्षा के साथ उनके अंदर की प्रतिभा को जानना और एक्सपलोर कर देना, यह अपने आप में अद्भुत छमता,अनेक वर्षो के प्रयासों से मिली है । यही मनुष्य के जीबन सबसे बड़ी जरूरत है। अनेक वर्षों से हर स्तर पर इन्ही विषयो में कार्यरत हूँ। आज देश दुनियाँ के बिगड़े हालात का कारण भी यही है।आपने गूगल पर सर्च किया मेने व्यक्तियों पर 36 years का अद्भुत अनुभव, अनगिनत लोगो के जीवन में बदलाव, में आपके इस प्रोजेक्ट में जुड़ना चाहता हूँ। contact 09425007512, shivharevp@gmail. com. Wish you all the very best in your future endeavors and a very happy family life !!!

Dear Sir, Read your interview in Dainik Bhaskar today, its really a wonderful 15 min knowing you. Its really very hard to take such decision. Best Wishes for your Project and hope someday I may contribute something to your project. Regards
Dear singhal sir

Today I met you and I listend to you in eurokids school jodhpur.I am highly impresed to you.I salute your simplicity and well behaves. Today My child appeared in test conduct by singhal foundation.really its amazing.I want also join your programme contact no 9314216199 from jodhpur.

I'm Ray Keith, i am from Texas State, 2746 61st PORT ARTHUR TX 77640-0000, TX

I am new at all this,don,t know about you,but good luck in your retirement,i love google,live in The Vi llages,Fl.,and enjoy my senior life style,thank you,Margot
A great men with search in heart. God bless you!
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