But four years ago, Sukanya's father, Baskar, died in a road accident. Now, after completing two years of study, the young woman's family does not have the money to support her studies. Sukanya still has two and a half years of studies to complete and requires Rs 20 lakh towards her fees to earn her MBBS degree.
Sukanya says her family lives in a rented home and nobody offers them a loan as they don't have any property to pledge. She now seeks help, or even a loan to get back to college.
Her mother B Sathya, who used to be a housewife, now earns Rs 10,000 a month by working for a private firm.
"She has been at home for a year and a half. We tried all possible things. Finally we are asking the government," says her mother.
To make ends meet, Sukanya's 72-year-old grandfather K Chinniah too works as a security guard and makes Rs 6,000 per month. Folding his hands, and in tears, he adds, "Someone should help. If I too die they would become orphans."
With time running out, Sukanya's hoping against hope that help would reach her to fulfil her father's dream of serving others as a doctor.
If you would like to help Sukanya, you can make a contribution here:
Name: Suganya G B
Bank: Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
Acc No: 364100050301698