Meet Manisha Gupta, An IIT Topper Who Has Brain Cancer And Needs Your Help

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8:46 pm 31 Mar, 2016

Till a few years ago Manisha Gupta from Jodhpur, Rajasthan had a promising future ahead of her.

She was in one of India’s topmost institutes IIT-Delhi doing her MTech, was a class topper, and had won a place in Indo-German research selection program, giving her an opportunity to study in Germany.


But in a heartbreaking moment she lost it all. In July 2015, Manisha was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and that too in the third stage.


Since then she has had to undergo an operation and chemotherapy but to no avail. She is battling for her life and is now in the final stages of her life.

Not wanting to give up, Manisha now wants to come back to her home town in Jodhpur and spend the last few days of her life in a city where she spent her childhood.


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Manisha during her IIT days Daink Bhaskar

Unfortunately, she is too critical and commercial airlines have thus far refused to let her travel. Doctors too have advised that she takes an air-ambulance instead.

Unfortunately the cost of air-ambulance to an international destination will be nearly 60,000 Euros (Rs.45 lakh) and she and her family cannot afford that.

Manisha’s father Mahesh Chandra is now doing all he can to bring his daughter home. He said that Manisha had even cleared MBBS selection exams in Bengaluru but he didn’t have enough money to fund her education.

Manisha still didn’t lose hope and took up MSc and studied hard to get into IIT and get her Indo-German research scholarship.


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Daink Bhaskar Manisha during her IIT days

Even in Germany, her talent didn’t go unnoticed and she was advised by her professor to take up PhD. That now looks like a dream, but her return home might not be.

To help fulfil Manisha’s last wish, you can contact her father Mahesh Chandra at 9013815197.


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