Deputy manager of trade operations at Indusind Bank, he’s just another employee though he’s little differently abled than most others. Siddharth, who has received many awards including the Lala Kailashpat Singhania Award from National Society for Equal Opportunities for Handicapped (2007) and Ascendas and Shell-helen Keller Award (2009) was born as a healthy baby. But due to improper treatment when he was suffering from jaundice when he was three days old, he developed cerebral palsy.
FIGHTING ODDS Determined to study he did his schooling with brilliant grades. After a B.com, Siddharth did his Masters in Economics from Loyola College. After many rejections, he was selected by ABN AMRO bank at a disability job fair in December 2004. “For the first time, I found that the three people interviewing me were actually listening to me,” says Siddharth. In 2006, he cleared the certified documentary credit specialist exam from Institute of Financial Services, UK, a globally recognised professional exam in trade finance.
GJ SIDDHARTH, 31, Deputy manager,
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