Boy without two fingers in right hand scores 485 out of 500

His father is a bill collector in a private hotel and his mother a daily wage labourer. Compounding the poverty at home, he is suffering from a congenital deformity and does not have two fingers in his right hand.

But none of these deterred D. Janakiram, a student of Al-Ameen Higher Secondary School at K. Pudur here, from scoring 485 out of 500 marks in the Standard Ten examinations.

The 16-year-old scored centum in both Mathematics and Science, 97 each in Tamil and Social Science and 91 in English. “Even the two fingers I have on my right hand were actually stuck when I was born.

They were separated through a surgery and that helped me a lot in what I have achieved today,” he says.

It was no mean achievement for the boy to have achieved such high marks as he says:

“I cannot write for long because my fingers would start paining. And that is the one of the reason why I have got a little less marks! Had I been normal, I am sure I would have scored 500 out of 500 marks.”

He also attributes his success to the encouragement of his teachers.

Unlike many children who want high profile jobs and make loads of money when they grow up, Janakiram wants to join the Civil Services and serve the nation.

“I want to become an Indian Administrative Service officer so that I can do some good for the poor and needy. It has been my long time ambition and I am sure I'll reach it,” he adds with confidence.