STORY OF BLIND CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT


Despite being blind, Rajashekhar realises his CA dreams

Disability can never be a deterrent for a person to be successful. All it requires is commitment, perseverance and a little support from kith and kin.

This is what 23-year-old J. Rajashekhar Reddy has proved. Despite the loss of sight at the age of 11, he realised his dream to become a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Born in a poor family in Guntur, problems confronted and depression stalked him at every stage. “It is sheer will power. If you believe in your dreams and work accordingly, success follows you. I am thankful to my family and Devnar Foundation. They provided me all help and made me realise my dream,” says Mr. Reddy.

It was, however, not an easy path. He attended CA training classes at different institutions here and in Chennai. He used to make notes and record all lectures to listen later. For the examination, he collected soft copies of books, got them scanned and used text-to-speech software for making notes. While it is accepted that clearing CA finals is a tough proposition, Mr. Reddy has the distinction of doing it just in his second attempt. “He is an inspiration to the disabled,” says A. Saibaba Goud, founder-chairman of the foundation.

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