Fading vision, loosing senses and hearing chaos in ICU, I lied on a hospital bed hopeless and helpless because apparently there was no cure to my illness and hope was fading away like my senses. This happened just before my 10th board exams so doctors found a loophole and stated that it was exam fear, but still today I ask myself, ‘If I fear exams then why in life I never fell ill before any other exams, not even before my 12th board exams?’ Relatives and society, expect my parents gave up on me. For everyone else I was a boy who has spoilt his life because they thought, I wouldn’t be able to give me 10th board exams. But like just all happy ending hindi cinemas, I stood up from that wheelchair and thought in mind, if today I don’t stand up, nothing will change but if I stand up maybe I will have a chance to change something and change comes from within. I cleared my 10th standard with high grades and got into biology and started preparing for NEET for my 11th and 12th. By the way I just took biology because I wanted to escape from maths as I sucked in that subject. But things changed after I read ‘Faults in our stars’ by John
Green, I began to imagine my each day of my life as it was the last day of my life so to attain that happiness, I started practising self introspection and realised few important things about myself. I won a poem writing competition when I was in my 8th grade and was also was a very active badminton player but all of those things had stopped because of society’s pressure and being an idle student according to everyone. I wrote my first novel entirely during my 11th and 12th. The Special Fish (Title of my first book) was published in November 2016 and it created a havoc in my classes and college, everyone was shocked by that achievement of mine, I recently donated all the profits from that book to CM Relief fund and CM wrote a letter to me and applauded my efforts as a result national media started giving me lots of attention and slowly people started knowing me. Another great news that came along was, we even won silver medal in state badminton championship in Baramati in 2016. It added another feather in my cap and in the life of versatility. Everyone started congratulating me on these achievements and
the same people who doubted me in past, applauded me now. That is the problem with our society, everyone will congratulate you for the results but no one will for the efforts. (how I wrote my book, played badminton, studied is whole different topic to write on) I started writing articles for newspapers and other mediums, I involved me in all stuffs I could as a result, I was appointed as Creative Head of Walnut Discoveries when I was 17 and received the world record for being youngest creative head. My parents were extremely proud allowed me to study the subjects of my choice in graduation, so currently I am studying BBA in Media and Mass Communication from
International. In October
2017, I got an opportunity to speak in worlds largest and most prestigious platform, ‘TEDx’ and share my journey. Since that I have spoken at 4TEDx events, being youngest to do so and speaking at other events, schools and colleges. My aim is to provide and guide youth to find their inner potential and give them opportunities to portray their work. I have been also awarded humanitarian award by Rotary club, Help Age India, Global Cancer Concern and Madhav Eye Bank. I am also working as Chief Curator with The YOUth and Outreach
Coordinator with Youth for Human Right International, UN to spread. I am a filmmaker and love to spread values from my work and art forms. My new book, ‘Rise In Love’ has won Manuscript of the year award at Lit O fest Mumbai and is all set to release. We are also selected to represent India in Mars Desert Research Station competition which is held in USA. But apart from all these things the one thing which I love to do is watch football and I am football analyst with Fanzone, London which is telecasted in Star Sports and all leading channels of the world. I am just a teenager with raging hormones who believes in giving back to society, so I involve myself with various activities which would help me to explore myself better and serve this society to make it a good place to live in. At the end of the day, I am just a curious student who is curious to learn new things everyday and try to live life as it would be the last day of life.