An exemplary character – Naga Naresh

Nagar Naresh Karutura’s Motivational Story

Naga Naresh Karutura’s Motivational Story
Naga Naresh Karutura’s story is an inspirational one. Naga Naresh is currently working at Google Bangalore India, He completed his garduation in computer science at IIT Madras. His father Prasad is a lorry driver and his mother is a house wife. Both of his parents are illiterate. Naga Naresh met with an accident in January 1993. During those days he was studying in school. During the Sankranti holidays he had planned a trip to his grandmothers place along with his mother. As the lorry he was travelling in was heavily loaded he was made to sit near the door. Naga Naresh was young and by mistake he opend the door of the lorry and was accidently thrown out of the moving vehicle. As a result his legs got injured. The irony of the situation is that, the accident happened in front of a big private hospital, but the hospital refused to admit him as it was an accidental case. So a police constable who was present there took him to a government hospital. Naga Naresh underwent a surgery as his intestine was twisted. During that time the wounds on his legs were neglected and as a result gangrene developed and eventually both his legs were amputated upto the hips.
After completing the treatment he was brought home. Naga Naresh was a brave boy, he did not get depressed, on the contrary he was enjoying the attention he was getting as a result of his physical dis-ability. Naga Naresh believes in destiny and God. He strongly feels that God has special plans for everyone. In fact he believes that due to the accident his father moved to Tanuku where he joined a missionary school. If he would have continued in Teeparu his village, then he might not have studied beyond the 10th grade. His sister was very kind and took a 2 years drop just to be in the same class and be with him. His friends were also very co-operative and would help him out in his daily activity in the school.
Naga Naresh who I feel is an inspiration to all was himself inspired and motivated by his maths teacher Pramod Lal who encouraged him to participate in various local talent tests, and a brilliant boy called Chowdhary, who was his senior. It was due to Chowdhary that Naga Naresh was drawn towards IIT. He was also inspired by K K S Bhaskar who ranked in the top 10 of IIT JEE exams. 
Naga Naresh feels that he is lucky (despite the physical handicap) as many events in his life made him believe so. First he met a gentleman called Sunder when he was traveling in a train and he offered to take care of his hostel fees. Naga Naresh had tried using the Jaipur foot when he was in 3rd grade, but for some reason was not feeling comfortable using it. But thehospital (Jaipur Foot) took up the responsibility of taking care of Naga Naresh’s fees at IIT Madras. The Dean at IIT Madras, Prof Idichandy and the Students General Secretary offered Naga Prasad of sum of Rs. 55,000 to buy a powered wheel chairs. These events made Naga Naresh strongly believe that God is with him and God has planned things for him and takes care of him at every step.

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