Friday, 5 December 2014

Inspiring story of a blind Indian : MBA from world's Top Ranked University

Ashish Goyal  is a recipient of India’s National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2010.

 Born with perfect vision, he has retinitis pigmentosa, which caused his vision to deteriorate from age 9; by 22 he was entirely blind.

The loss of his eyesight left Goyal “scared and confused” and with fewer friends, he said. “I was ready to just give up and not take my final exam and just go and work for my dad,” a real estate developer, Goyal said. But his mother forced him to sit for the exam, and to his surprise he not only passed but received good grades.
 Born with perfect vision, he has retinitis pigmentosa, which caused his vision to deteriorate from age 9; by 22 he was entirely blind.
Goyal was born and has lived most of his life in Mumbai, India.
He coped with this adversity by focusing his energies in excelling at academics.
Ashish is an MBA graduate from the Wharton Business School, Philadelphia.(World's top ranked university).

Goyal, who now lives in London, was also the first blind TRADER at J P Morgan, and possibly at in any bank anywhere in the world.He is now portfolio manager at J P Morgan’s Chief Investment Office. Goyal uses screen-reading software to check his e-mail, read research reports and look at presentations. When he needs to read graphs, which the software cannot do, he goes through the data and tries to imagine the graph in his head.

A trader at JP Morgan Chase in London, Ashish helps manage billions of dollars of the bank’s exposure to risks like foreign exchange fluctuations.

2 comments:

  1. HARTA JO NAHI MUSHKILO SE KABHI,

    JISKA MAQSAD HAI MANJIL KO PANA,

    DHOOP MEIN DEKHKAR THODI SI CHAYA,

    JISNE SIKHA NAHI BAITH JANA,

    AAG JISME "LAGAN" KI JALTI HAi

    "KAAAAAMYABI" USI KO MILTI HAI...Hats off

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  2. R you same Mahesh Gaur...who has published some articles on Entrepreneurship...

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