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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Unexpected failure in Plus 2 inspires Rajesh to be a lawyer - Kochi

Unexpected failure in Plus 2 inspires Rajesh to become a lawyer

                K.M. Rajesh with his parents and relatives. 

K.M. Rajesh, who is visually impaired, began to think of courts and legal procedures after he failed unexpectedly in a Plus 2 practical exam. Since he had done the practical exam well, there was no reason for his failure, and the matter went to court. When he understood more about law and courts, he decided to become a lawyer. And that desire was fulfilled when he took the attorney's oath yesterday.

Rajesh is the son of K.V. Mohan Pillai and Radhamani of Kizhakeveliyil in Charamangalam, Cherthala. He took his postgraduate degree in political science from Maharaja’s College. Then he studied in Law College using material for the visually impaired.

Rajesh’s family ekes out a living by making coir. His relatives and neighbours had come to witness the 29-year-old taking the oath. He is planning to practise in Cherthala. He does not know how he will find the money needed to open his office. “I have reached till here. That too will work out,” said Rajesh confidently.

369 people enrol as lawyers

What matters is determination, and if a person is resolute, physical disabilities can be overcome. K.M. Rajesh, a visually impaired person from Cherthala, and Gokul Ratnakar, a native of Kudappanakunnu in Thiruvananthapuram who is partially paralysed, proved this yesterday. Including them, 369 people enrolled as lawyers at a function held in Maharaja’s College.

Among the newly enrolled lawyers were Vinay Mathew, son of justice K.M. Joseph, the chief justice of Uttarakhand; Keshav Raj Nair, son of justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan; Prerith Philip, son of justice Mary Joseph; Keerthi Vas, son of V. Giri, a former judge of the high court; Anagha Lakshmi, daughter of retired justice P.R. Raman; Amit Krishnan, son of law secretary B.G. Hareendra Nath; Angita Praveen, granddaughter of former chief minister E.K. Nayanar; V. Harikrishnan, son of CPM central committee member A. Vijayaraghavan; and Thulasi Raj, daughter of Kaleeswaram Raj, a prominent lawyer.

Bar Council chairman Joseph John presided over the function. Advocate general K.P. Dandapani, NUALS vice-chancellor Rose Varghese, enrolment committee chairman K.N. Anil Kumar and its member C.S. Ajithan Namboothiri addressed the gathering. 

Source : Manorma online , 13th Sep 2015 

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