Battling the odds, shopkeeper's son makes it to IIT

PUBLISHED ON: May 19, 2012 | Duration: 2 min, 18 sec

  
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18-year-old Rakesh Ranjan Nayak, son of a smalltime village shopkeeper in a nondescript village near Sarang-gad in Odisha's Kandhamal district, has made it really big. He's the state topper and ranked 154th in the national level IIT-JEE and 18 in the list of OBC category students. Rakesh wants to study electrical engineering in IIT Mumbai.
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