Varunkumar Baranwal, an IAS officer from the Gujarat cadre (2014 batch), lost his father in 2006. Since he was the eldest male in his family, the financial burden of the family fell on his young shoulders. BY the time he appeared for his class 10 examinations, he had reconciled to the fact that there would be no more academia for him.
But he topped his village in the exams! And soon found out that life had different things planned for him!
As he reflects on his journey, he recollects how there was a time in his life when he was unsure of even completing school, let alone think about life after that.
In a post in Humans of Lbsnaa, he says, “I was a recipient of (the) graciousness of many such great souls.”
Whenever Varunkumar encountered a problem, there came along someone who helped him out. A lot of credit goes to the doctor of his late father, who chipped in not just the initial fees for his college but even later.
Varunkumar has had many inspirations, and he feels that the collective experience helps him be a better civil servant.
Read more about his incredible life story in an article we have covered earlier.
Read his entire life story in the Facebook post below, and find out how a difficult life is often the starting point of many great things – thanks to a lot of struggle.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)