When asked about his son's success, father Bijoy Das said that Bikash had never been to an English medium school. He studied at the primary and high school in the village and was good in academics.
"I am a farm labourer. I toil in the field to earn my livelihood. Despite severe fiscal constraints, I prioritised my son's education. From his primary school days, he showed brilliance in studies in Manapur upper primary school. I saved money for his studies. I am really happy now," Das said to PTI.
"My father is my inspiration, guide and philosopher. He sweated it out to financially support me in my studies. He never made me feel the pangs of poverty. Whatever I have achieved today is only because of him," Bikash said.
"Parental support with hard work has paved the way for my success. I never believed in shortcuts to achieve success," he said.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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