In an era when everyone is making a beeline for coaching classes to excel in competitive examinations, Gopala Krishna Ronanki, who is 30 years of age, has set a new record of sorts. Without attending any coaching classes, he managed to be the topper of AP and Telangana in the All India Civil Service Examinations 2016. He also does not have a degree from any elite institutions like IIT or IIM.
With his victory, he has proved that success is all about hard work and poverty can in no way be a road block. In the All India Civil Service Examinations 2016 that was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Ronanki has secured third rank.
He belongs to Srikakulam district and hails from the village called Parasamba that lies in the Palasa block and is the son of a farmer named Ronanki Appa Rao. The father dreamt of sending his son to an English medium school but had to give up the thought owing to poverty.
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