Even at the age of 97, Patna’s Raj Kumar Vaishya is still keen to fulfill his dream of acquiring a post-graduation degree.
Vaishya taking up the exam ndtv
In his exams, Vaishya wrote in English and used 23 sheets in his MA Economics part one exam, an NOU official said.
Now I am a step closer to fulfilling my dream, Vaishya had said.
Born on April 1, 1920, in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly town, Mr Vaishya retired in 1980 as a general manager in a private firm in Koderma (now in Jharkhand).
His son Santosh Kumar, now in his early 70s, retired from the National Institute of Technology, Patna, whereas daughter-in-law Bharti S. Kumar, in her early 60s, retired as a professor from Patna University.
Vaishya said his family supported him in pursuing further studies as his son teaches him mathematics and statistics.
However, after post-graduation, Vaishya will not pursue a Ph.D.
Nalanda Open University officials give admission form to Raj Kumar Vaishya at his residence indiatoday
Vaishya loves reading books, newspapers, and magazines and is fond of TV serials like “Jodha Akbar”, “Razia Sultan” and “Maharana Pratap.” He can still read without spectacles and write fluently in Hindi and English with a steady hand.