At 35, this Hubballi labourer and dad of two scores distinction

A labourer and father of two has done something extraordinary for his age.

Published: 12th May 2017 02:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2017 06:51 AM   |  A+A-

Kumar Mutagar being greeted by his wife and mother in Hubballi | D Hemanth

Express News Service

HUBBALLI: A labourer and father of two has done something extraordinary for his age. At the age of 35 and 15 years after completing SSLC, Kumar Mutagar of Hubballi has now secured distinction in II PUC examinations.
Mutagar, who works at a timber yard in Unkal, had discontinued studies in 2000 after he lost his father and chose to work to look after his mother. Today, he is a proud man, who has secured distinction in arts stream in PU  II exams.

Mutagar, who appeared for exams as an external student, secured 514 marks. He got 96 marks in sociology, 95 in economics, 91 in political science, 75 in Kannada and 73 in Hindi.
“My wife and mother are the driving force behind this success. They literally forced me to complete my studies. After passing PUC, now I am confident of finishing my degree,” he said.
Mutagar got admitted to Government PU College in 2015. His last two years were not easy as he had to work in a timber yard. Currently, he lives with his mother, wife and two daughters at Siddarameshwar Nagar. He used to study at a temple near the timber yard, so that he could use the light.
“When I got married to Ramya in 2011, who is a PUC pass, she forced me to complete my studies. She works as an ayah in a city school. Thanks to her constant egging, today I am proud of myself. My dream is to get my family out of the slum. I will get a degree and aim for a government job,” he said.


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