Sharanya Ghorai, a Delhi Public School student in Ranchi, met with a major road accident 30 minutes before her mathematics exam, but went on to score a perfect 10 GPA in the subject despite the excruciating pain and profuse bleeding.
Sharanya refused to get medical attention and managed to complete the test with a mere bandage over her right eye, which was later replaced with eight stitches.
“The bleeding wasn’t stopping. I did not know what to do, all I knew was that I couldn’t afford to miss my exam,” said the 16-year-old, who aspires to become a doctor.
Narrating the horrifying experience, Sharanya said the car in which she was travelling hit a road divider and she was thrown out. The divider hit her on the face causing a deep cut over her right eye.
“It was about 9.50am when we met with the accident. Our exam was supposed to start at 10.30am,” she said.
Not only did Sharanya score a 10 GPA in mathematics, but she also secured a total of 10 CGPA in her Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 exam.
“I saw her after the accident. To be honest, I thought she would not be able to make it. But she emerged a true fighter,” said Tanushree Dutta, her mathematics teacher.
Sharanya's parents are professors in the Birla Institute of Technology.
Her mother, Anjana Pradhan Ghorai, a mathematics lecturer, said, “I could not control my tears the moment I heard about her accident. She asked me not to worry, and let her write the exam.”
“Her story proves that if you have the will to do something, nothing can stop you,” said Ram Singh, principal, DPS Ranchi.