An inspiring incident indeed, as a 64-year-old man from Odisha fulfilled his dream of studying MBBS by cracking NEET and getting enrolled as a first-year MBBS student.Jay Kishore Pradhan, who was previously a banker, took admission at the state-run Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology in the disability reservation category on Wednesday. The retired banker says he wants to serve people as long as he is alive.Pradhan, who is a former State Bank of India official, has become an inspiration for many on social media with his ageless feat being described as a “rare event” in India’s medical education history.
But it wasn’t just his age that made the news special. The reason behind Pradhan’s resolve to get an MBBS degree came after the recent death of one his twin daughters. The tragedy motivated him to sit for NEET and enrol for the MBBS course to become a doctor, the Bargarh resident said.”It is one of the rare events in the history of medical education in the country. Pradhan has set an example by getting admission as a medical student at such an age,” VIMSAR Director Lalit Meher said.