Published: 16th April 2019
This girl from Karnataka scored 90% in 2nd PUC boards beating her blindness
Basamma was the only blind student at Lingaraj commerce PU college among other 80 normal students
God has not given vision to her since birth, but this cannot restrict her from working towards her goals. This girl of Belagavi has scored 90.16 percentage in II PUC boards, beating all odds in her life.
Basamma Gurayya Mathad, a native of Mudhol who presently stays in Anjaneya Nagar, Belagavi is the daughter of Gurayya, who is a mechanical engineer and Rajeshwari, who is a housewife. Her younger sister Bhakti is studying in Class IV.
Basamma was the only blind student at Lingaraj commerce PU college among other 80 normal students. There were no special classes for her neither she attended any private coaching. However, with hard work and dedication, she scored 95 in Hindi, 85 in Political science, 92 in economics, 93 in English and 94 in sociology, and secured a grand total of 540/600.
In order to provide good education to Basamma, her parents shifted to Belagavi from Mudhol. Basamma who is wise from her childhood had scored 597 out of 625 in SSLC at Maheshwari school of the blind in Belagavi. Known as a good harmonium player, Basamma is also pursuing Diploma in music at KLE's school of music.
Speaking to TNIE, Basamma said that she got good support from her parents and lecturers due to which she was able to achieve this. "My mom used to pick and drop me to college when my father used to go out of the station on work. My father has brought all the subject books in brail for me from Bengaluru. I will attempt for UPSC examination after pursuing a BA degree," aspires Basamma with great confidence.
Her parents say that she never made them regret her physical ailment and instead brought fame to them by shining in every academic year. We are ready to do anything for her future, they prayed.