Ranjith Ramachandran, a 28-year-old boy, had quite a remarkable journey that has inspired many people to fight against circumstances and be strong. Being a night watchman who earned hardly anything to graduating in IIT hallowed portals and then becoming a Professor at IIM Ranchi, is definitely a journey we should know about. Ranjith Ramachandran’s Facebook profile reads, An IIM professor was born here.” Along with the post, he has shared a picture of his dilapidated tiled hut covered with a tarpaulin sheet to prevent rainwater from seeping in.
This post of his got thousands of likes and went viral within a few hours and why not, it is worth sharing.
Minister T .M. Thomas Isaac also took to Facebook to congratulate Ramachandran, who goes by the name ”Ranjith R Panathoor” on social media, saying he is a source of inspiration to everyone. Ramachandran worked as a night watchman at a BSNL telephone exchange at Panathur in Kasaragod while pursuing his Economics degree from Pious Xth College in the district.
“I attended college during day time and worked at the telephone exchange at night,” he posted.
Graduating with honors, he got into IIT, Madras, where he found it difficult to study as he knew only Malayalam. Despondent, he decided to quit the Ph.D. program but was persuaded by his guide Dr. Subhash not to do so.
“I decided to fight and realize my dream,” Ranjith wrote.
He did earn his doctorate last year. For the last two months, he was an Assistant Professor at Christ University, Bengaluru.
“I never thought the post would go viral. I posted my life story, hoping that it would inspire a few others. I want everyone to dream good and fight for their dreams. I want other people to get inspired from this and find success,” he told reporters.
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Ranjith recalled in his post that he nearly gave up his school education due to financial hardships. His father is a tailor, and his mother, a daily wage worker under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The Finance Minister, in his post, praised Ramachandran, saying, “From the moment he felt he was defeated, he turned his life and achieved success, and it’s an inspiration to everyone.
We have before us the life stories of great personalities, including K R Narayanan, who attained success with extraordinary willpower and became the first citizen of the country,” he posted and shared Ramachandran’s post.
“The lives of people like Ranjith, who refuse to get discouraged due to various crises and use education as a weapon to overcome social and economic backwardness, are an inspiration to all,” he said.
Must say the story of Ranjith is worth reading, inspiring, and yes it has given me a lot of strength and courage to fight against the hardships and try to achieve what I want.
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