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I was born in a very poor family. My father had very little education and worked as a clerk in a shop, getting a salary of ₹20 per month. Moreover, he was infected with tuberculosis at the young age of 30, suffered intense pain for one year, and expired in the year 1942. I was a child of eight years then. I was good at studies and got a first division in my matriculation examination but in intermediate could get only a second class. After that my guardians refused to support me and hence I had to work as a primary school teacher in a village.
Following that stint, I was selected as an assistant station master in the Indian Railways. I was married in 1955 because my guardians felt that my job offered good prospects and therefore it was the right time to tie the nuptial knots. However, I was not satisfied with my railway job and so after a gap of four years I joined college again and to my utter surprise got a first division in BA and a gold medal in English. But ill luck struck me again and in MA I could get only a third division. I wanted to be a degree college lecturer but such a poor grade did not make eligible for it. For all other government services I was age-barred.
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