With mechanised auto rickshaws becoming popular, the earning from rickshaw pulling dipped. I have stopped pulling rickshaws," Seikh Abutalib's Sahajan's father.
"I was not academically brilliant in school and college career. I matriculated from Kendrapara government high school and passed from the Kendrapara autonomous college in first class in physics honours," Sahajan said.
"From early age, I had experienced the pangs of poverty. I had pledged to academically excel so that I would provide happy life to my parents," he said.
"I had nurtured the dream to become a doctor two years ago. Accordingly I studied for hours. It's a misnomer that studying in English medium schools and prestigious colleges hone the expertise to qualify in All India entrance test," he said.
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