Basamma Gurayya Mathad who is blind by birth scored 90.16 percentage in II PUC exams beating all odds.
Basamma a resident of Anjaneya Nagar, Belagavi who is the daughter of a mechanical engineer was sight challenged since birth but that has never hampered her or her family to fight the odds in life.
Basamma was the only blind student at Lingaraj commerce PU college among other 80 normal students. There were no special classes for her neither she attended any private coaching. However, with hard work and dedication, she scored 95 in Hindi, 85 in Political science, 92 in economics, 93 in English and 94 in sociology, and secured a grand total of 540/600.
She had scored 597 out of 625 in SSLC at Maheshwari school of the blind in Belagavi.
She is a very good harmonium player and is also pursuing a Diploma in music at KLE’s school of music.
She wishes to attempt UPSC after her BA degree.