Inspiring stories of five CAs that show perseverance is everything
Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses. Clearing CA isn't easy as many spend years preparing to crack it. However, there are some candidates who beat all odds to clear CA. Their success stories prove it is possible to achieve success despite multiple failures, hardships, and other challenges. Here are five CAs who showed perseverance is everything.
As CA is a tough course with a low success rate, aspirants might lose interest or discontinue the course and give up on their dream after a few failures. But Kailash Narayan Purohit of Jodhpur cleared the CA after failing 32 times over 20 years. Despite repeated failures, he realized that perseverance is crucial for success and cracked the CA Final (November 2010) examination.
Sumit Dawar's journey of becoming a Chartered Accountant is truly inspiring. Dawar, who cleared the entry-level CPT and second-level IPCC exams in the first attempt, took as many as eight attempts to clear CA Final exams. Though he failed eight times, unlike most students, he didn't slip into depression or quit. Instead he bounced back and worked hard until he achieved success in 2014.
The story of CA Sujay KN is another inspiring one, which proves that with hard work and determination, nothing is impossible. He failed to clear CA Final twice (Nov'09 and May'10). Despite two unsuccessful attempts, he didn't give up and instead worked on his flaws and performance. In his next attempt (Nov'10), he not only cleared but also topped CA Final, bagging AIR-1.
In 2013, J Rajasekhar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh's Guntur became the country's first visually-challenged Chartered Accountant. He lost vision due to optic nerve damage caused by a brain tumor at 11. Though he aspired to become a CA, preparing/studying for the same was very difficult because of visual impairment. However, his teachers/volunteers helped him record books into an audio format and prepare for CA.
CA Chirag Chauhan is one of the survivors of the 2006 Mumbai serial train bombings. He was pursuing CA at the time and his spinal cord was damaged following which got confined to the wheelchair. He had also lost his father when he was barely 18. Despite physical challenges and family responsibilities, he continued his CA studies and cleared the same in 2008.