When a report about Sudarshan Shetty, 18, writing his HSC exams from an ambulance was published in newspapers in February, it attracted a lot of attention. Among those who read the news, were Shetty’s parents, who hadn’t seen their son for more than eight years. Shetty had run away from his Thane home when he was 10 years old.
Shetty, a student of Antonia D’Silva High School, Dadar, lived at a shelter run by Snehasadan, a non-profit. He had suffered multiple fractures after being hit by a speeding truck when he tried to save two friends from being hit by it.
Shetty’s parents contacted Snehasadan and were reunited with their son. On Friday, Shetty and his parents were delighted when they learned that Shetty had scored 79.33% in the HSC exam.
“The parents were overwhelmed with the score, but Sudarshan was not very satisfied,” said Father Noel Pinto, assistant director at the Snehasadan orphanage.
Father Pinto said that Shetty was determined to take his HSC exams despite doctors advising against it. “He gave all his papers in an ambulance with the help of a writer as the doctors advised him to be in the vicinity of the hospital,” said Father Pinto.
Shetty plans to pursue a degree in computer application (BCA).