CBSE results 2019: Noida boy who died during class 10 exams with Stephen Hawking dreams scores nearly 100 in 3 subjects
CBSE results 2019: Sreedhar scored 100 in English, 96 in Science and 97 in Sanskrit and could not appear for Computer Science and Social Studies.
The results for the class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination were announced on Monday, in which Sreedhar scored 100 in English, 96 in Science and 97 in Sanskrit and could not appear for Computer Science and Social Studies.
He suffered from duchenne muscular dystrophy which is a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
Topping the class 10 board exams, becoming an astronaut and a trip to Rameswaram are among some of the unfulfilled wishes of Sreedhar, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was two-years-old.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused due to the absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact.
The student appeared for the exams under the general category and not the Children With Special Need (CWSN) category. "His muscular movement was very limited. He could write slowly but since there is a time duration for exams he used a scribe to write English and Science exam. For Sanskrit, he insisted to write himself. His body movement was restricted and he was wheelchair-bound, but his mind was very sharp and aspirations very high," Mamta Sreedhar, his mother, was quoted saying by PTI.
"He would always say I want to become an astronaut despite all the challenges and would say if Stephen Hawkings could go to Oxford and make a name in Cosmology I can go to space too. He was confident that he will be among top rankers. We were always amazed with his confidence and would encourage him further," she added.
Legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking also suffered from a motor neurone disease. Sreedhar had plans to visit Rameswaram temple near Kanyakumari after his exams were over. "We are today in Rameshwaram and are going for darshan in the evening. It was his unfulfilled wish so we decided to not postpone the plans and do it for him," his mother said.
However, Vinayak Sreedhar is not the only one in his family to make his parents proud. His sister is an Indian Institute of Science (IISc) alumnus and is currently pursuing her Phd at the University of British Columbia on a fellowship.
While Vinayak's father is vice president in GMR, his mother is a home maker by choice. "I made this choice. My entire day revolved around him. From brushing his teeth to feeding him, I did it all myself but it was his willpower which always gave us the strength," his mother said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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