When you hear stories of people overcoming the odds and achieving the impossible in life, it makes you realize that your goals and dreams are within reach as long as you stay determined, work hard, and believe in yourself. This teenager from Hyderabad is one of those stories.
Every day, 17-year-old Vabilisetti Mohan Abhyas would help his mother make spicy-hot Irani samosas in their humble Hyderabad home for his father to go out and sell on the streets. That was, up until a few day ago. Today, his future is looking like a completely different story. You see, Abhyas was just accepted into the prestigious IIT Bombay, after having bagged the 64th rank in the All-India Engineering Entrance Exam JEE.
He wants to become a scientist like his hero, former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Abhyas was able to study for 10 hours every day after getting permission from his school and junior college to stay at school after hours. So just what motivated this teenager beside his hero scientist?
“I want to become a scientist in the future and help my parents settle down and make them happy,” he said in an interview.
The family’s income rarely exceeds Rs 1 lakh per year but for Abhyas’s parents, their son’s education is a top priority!
Abhyas came 64th in the mains, ensuring him a secure spot in one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. He has also topped the Andhra Pradesh Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test and came fifth in the State’s common entrance test for Engineering and Medical courses. His mother, Surya Kala said that she allowed her son to make his choices. “I used to tell him not to study too hard. I never said you must achieve,” she said in an interview.
And Abhyas chose IIT Bombay!