Abhishek Babel has made his family and the people from his village proud by cracking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2016. The first candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s village Kawasaki, to have cleared this tough competitive examination, Abhishek is the son of a small grocery store owner who has the disability in the leg.
Having managed to fetch All-India Rank (AIR) of 431 in this medical entrance exam, the 17-year old said that it is his father’s disability that inspired him to crack the exam. He secured 19th rank for NEET in the state merit of Madhya Pradesh and got an All India Rank of 831 in AIIMS Examination in 2016.
His father Mahadev Kumar became physically disabled at the age of 13, one of his uncles is also challenged physically since the tender age of 3 and his grandfather died due to lack of proper healthcare amenities at an early age. Such issues in the family motivated him to work hard so as to get admission in one of the best medical colleges in the country and nurture his dream of becoming a healthcare professional. “My father and uncle used to motivate me for studies and now their motivation has paid off,” said Abhishek.
He aims to begin private practice in his village once he becomes a doctor. “When I saw my father and uncle struggling with life due to their disability, I decided to become a doctor so that I could treat not only my father and uncle but also all those people who are suffering,” he shared.
Abhishek has been a bright student all along. He secured 85.17% in Class 10th and 80.2% in Class 12 board exam. He took NEET coaching simultaneously and studied hard to crack the exam. Abhishek has taken admission in the prestigious Grant Medical College in Mumbai.