Thallassemia patient has cracked civil service exam | all India rank of 42
He has lost count of blood transfusions done on him during the last 22 years,
but he never lost track to achieve what he wanted in life. Sukhsohit Singh, a
Panchkula resident, has cracked the much coveted civil services examination with
an all India rank of 42, in UPSC's Civil Services (Main) Examination-2008 second
merit list, which was declared by the commission on Friday afternoon.
Sukhsohit claims that he is the first patient of Thallassemia major (a rare
genetic blood disorder, requiring frequent and regular blood transfusions after
every 20-25 days) to have cleared this exam in India. He is currently pursuing
his PhD from Panjab University. For the civil services examination, he had opted
for public administration and sociology as optional subjects.
Having achieved success in his third attempt, Sukhsohit believes regular study
of 15-18 hours helped him achieve the target. Sukhsohit never allowed the
disorder to become a hindrance in his success by keeping himself preoccupied
with his mission in life. "Disease is inevitable, but weather it causes
'disease' or not is entirely optional, just as pain is inevitable but suffering
is altogether optional," exclaimed a jubilant Sukhsohit.