How This Vadodara Native Overcame Near Complete Visual Impairment To Conquer IIM-A

Prachi Sukhwani, a 27-year-old with an extraordinary tale of determination and resilience, secured a seat at the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad, proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Despite suffering from macular dystrophy, which has led to an 80% vision loss, Prachi’s aspirations never dimmed. This rare, genetic eye disorder did little to hinder her ambition.

What to know: With a remarkable score of 98.55% in the 2016 CAT exam under the category of persons with disabilities, Prachi, a BBA student, had turned her dream into reality. She stated as the time, “My short-term goal is to join a multinational company. After gaining experience, I aspire to launch my own startup. Ultimately, I aim to establish an NGO for the blind.”

This Vadodara native’s achievement isn’t just a personal victory; it’s an inspiration to many. On learning about her success, Prachi’s father, a businessman, expressed immense pride, noting that she received calls from the top three IIMs – IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Kolkata. Professor Sharad Bansal, the dean of her college, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing Prachi’s exceptional success despite her challenges.

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Limitless Dreams: Prachi’s journey is not just about academic excellence; it’s a story of breaking barriers and setting new standards. Her father, Suresh Sukhwani, shared that for 15 years, Prachi was under regular medical supervision in Chennai and even used special reading glasses, which she eventually found obstructive due to her deep focus on studies. Her determination was evident as she appeared for interviews at India’s top management institutes.

Prachi’s ultimate vision extends beyond corporate aspirations. Her goal to establish an NGO for the visually impaired reflects her desire to lessen the suffering of others, making her success even more commendable. With a supportive family, including her mother Kanchan, a homemaker and LIC agent, and sister Nishita, a budding entrepreneur, Prachi Sukhwani’s journey from overcoming personal obstacles to achieving academic excellence is truly a beacon of hope and inspiration.

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