Hyderabad, Jun 17: A 17-year-old boy, who, despite working as a daily labour, secured 453rd rank in IIT-JEE and bagged the support of a corporate firm which has agreed to meet all expenditure in his further studies. Maganti Narsimha is the son of a labour couple from Khamman district of Andhra Pradesh, who were incapable of arranging for the heavy fees at IIT.
"One day, when I was watching a news channel, I saw the news about this boy scoring such an excellent rank. But I was told that he cannot afford to study and continue as a labourer. I felt that this is something wrong," said K Sudhir Babu, CEO of Concurrent firm. Sudhir Babu added: "After noticing his sincerity, we called him back. We wanted to confirm whether he would continue with his studies once we pay the fees. He gave a positive reply to it. So, we thought it was our responsibility to the society." Narsimharao was sponsored by some one or the other for his educations. His village has only upper primary school till seventh standard. So, he went to A P Residential Junior School.
With the support of a politician, he went to Vijaywada to join Narayana College and he scored 93 per cent.
"My son after finishing his primary and tenth class went to Narayana College for inter-studies. There, he was coached for IIT entrance and scored 453rd rank. We are very thankful for this company's gesture," said Narsimharao's father, Maganti Appaiya,
"Now after even getting through this exam, they are continuing to help me. I got encouragement from other students also. Though initially, I suffered many a time without my knowledge about the basics. But then I did hard work and succeeded," said Narsimharao.
Perseverance ensures that opportunities come knocking at the door. This 17-year old boy is a perfect example of it.