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Meet the first blind judge of Rajasthan

April 17, 2018

31-year-old Brahmananda Sharma is the first visually impaired judge of Rajasthan.

Sharma lost his vision at the age of 22 years due to glaucoma. He had always wanted to be a judge and did not let the loss of eyesight stop him.

Sharma belongs to the Bhilwara region and completed his education at a government-run school.

He appeared for the Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination in 2013 and cleared the test in the very first attempt. He scored a high rank of 83 in the competitive exam.

He is now serving as a civil judge and judicial magistrate in Sarwar, a town in Ajmer district.

Sharma is a fine example of how strong will and dedication can help battle any barrier.

Coaching centers were not willing to admit him because of his disability. His family helped him prepare for the examination.

Sharma uses an e-speak device that is connected to a computer. The device converts and records the notes made by a reader into speech.

The blind judge listens to the recordings of statements and arguments made by witnesses and lawyers.

His staff and other lawyers are awed by his intelligence and dedication to duty.

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