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An IIT gold medallist's success mantras

August 14, 2007
He reminds you of Shah Rukh Khan's character in the movie Swades; 'Mohan' quit his job at NASA to light a lamp in a remote Indian village. The lack of energy resources in India bothers this year's IIT-Bombay topper too. Shreerang Sharad Chhatre vows he will apply his technical skills to bring light to countless rural homes in India.

Speaking to rediff.com on the sidelines of IIT-B's 45th convocation last week, Shreerang, winner of the Institute's Gold Medal, B Tech Dual Degree, spoke about what it takes to be an IIT topper.

"It feels great to have won the gold medal. It's a top-of-the-world feeling. For the last one year, I have had a hunch that I might just win it. Studies were my only priority. I was studying hard, very hard. Thankfully, my efforts have paid off."

Text: Indrani Roy Mitra | Photographs: Reuben NV
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