Handicapped in an accident, this vegetable vendor's daughter is now set to do an MD in pathology
Eight years ago Shaikh Raushan Jahan Jawad Ahmed lost her legs in a Mumbai train accident. She was returning from her first year exams at the Anjuman Islam College, when she met with the accident.
Raushan went on to make news after she fought a case in the Bombay High Court to get admission into the MBBS course on merit. Now this young woman is set to do an MD in Pathology at Mumbai's KEM Medical college.
The daughter of a vegetable vendor, Raushan is a real inspiration. Despite losing both her legs, she never lost the resolve to become a doctor. This was even though many people said that she would be unable to do the course.
Raushan was just 16 years old when the accident took place. Her family and doctors stood strong behind her and encouraged her to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
She was ranked third in Maharashtra in the Common Entrance Test (CET) handicapped quota, but was disqualified as she had a 88.33% locomotor disability. At the time the admission criteria for handicapped students was a minimum of 40% and a maximum of 70%.
Raushan went on to challenge this decision and the court slammed the medical authorities for taking a negative approach.
This young woman is a fighter in every sense of the word!