CHENNAI: C Vanmathi (26), a staff of Indian Overseas Bank branch in Nambiyur, Erode, was herding cows until two years ago, in her native Sathyamangalam. She can now look forward to being an IAS officer, after having cleared the UPSC finals.
Vanmathi’s parents were hesitant to let their daughter pursue IAS. “More than anything, it was due to the financial burden. But when I got through to the interview, their fear vanished,” she added. However, tragedy soon dropped in unannounced on the family. Her father, who injured himself in a fall at their home, has now been declared paralysed.