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JEE Advanced 2017: Mumbai autorickshaw driver’s son secures all-India rank of 884

Mumbai city news: Other than studying and spending time with his family, the teenager also manages to makes time for sports

mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:44 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Nitin Diwakar celebrates with his parents at Kandivli in Mumbai, on Sunday.
Nitin Diwakar celebrates with his parents at Kandivli in Mumbai, on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Eighteen-year-old Nitin Diwakar had big dreams, but not the resources to support them. The son of an auto-rickshaw driver, he needed to score well in the Joint Entrance Examination-Advance to secure a seat in IIT-Bombay.

With an AIR of 884 in the general category, he can now fulfil his ambition.

Nitin Diwakar with his parents on Sunday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

“I intend to get into the mechanical engineering department of III-Bombay. IIT-Delhi is my second option. I have worked hard for this and hope everything falls in place,” said Nitin, a resident of Kandivli.

Nitin is the youngest of his four siblings. His eldest sister is already married, his brother is a chartered accountant. His other sister has just graduated. “My family has always been supportive of my dreams and encouraged me. I’m glad they never gave up on me,” added Nitin, who scored 88% in his HSC examination. A student of TP Bhatia College in Kandivali, he also got help from a coaching institute in the city to prepare for the exams free of cost.

Other than studying and spending time with his family, the teenager also manages to makes time for sports. “I love playing badminton and cricket. No matter how much I study, I always take time out for sports,” he added.