Kalam’s Driver an Inspiration for Us

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Society

An amazing story of Dr. Kalam’s ex-driver, a class 10th drop out who now holds a string of degrees, including a PHD. The story inspires us all.

This is no fairy tale. V Kathiresan (47) rose from driver to lecturer, all thanks to inspiration from an unusual boss: Abdul Kalam.

The boss, and later India’s much-loved president, encouraged Kathiresan to study while he worked. The 10th class-drop-out today holds a string of degrees, the latest being a PhD.

MiD DAY visited his hometown of Vadachennimalai, a six-hour drive from Bangalore, to meet the achiever, a day after he had joined the faculty of Arignar Anna Government Arts College. Read full article…