An Indian man has proved that age is just a number by passing masters examination at the ripe old age of 97.
Raj Kumar Vaishya in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, registered as a student of the Nalanda Open University and passed the MA in economics final year examinations, the results of which were declared recently.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Vaishya was born in April 1920 and has three sons who have all retired from central government services. He had graduated from Agra university way back in 1938.
“His zeal and dedication to pursue education is worthy of emulation by one and all”, university registrar SP Sinha told the newspaper.
Like any other student
According to Sinha, Vaishya appeared in the exams like any other student, at the venue on the University premises and never sought or got any special privilege on the ground of his advanced age”, said the Registrar.
“We are going to present him the mark sheet of MA examination, which is a big occasion for us, as well,” he said. According to the report, Vaishya’s grandsons greeted him with sweets and congratulated him for what he had accomplished by his dedication and love for education.
Vaishya, who secured second division, said that he taken the examinations earlier, he could have passed in first division. Vaishya said he would now concentrate on writing articles on socio-economic issues, mainly those related to poverty and unemployment.