In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to India to meet Amararam Gurjar.  Part of the modern face of Indian diplomacy, his personal story reads as a bestselling novel.  Born in the remote villages of Rajasthan, India, he walked 5km everyday across the desert barefoot in 50-degree heat to sit and study beneath a tree with 90 other students and 1 teacher. From the remote corners of a community that was often overlooked, he decided to change his fate and through sheer determination, found his way working small jobs to fund his way through secondary school and beyond. 


With the regular risk of sulphur poisoning and nepotism destroying his chances of work, through to studying 17 hours a day for 50 days to sit an exam that would change his life, Amararam’s story is not only a living tapestry of what is possible, but also that the Indian dream does exist. 

Their conversation is a whirlwind of twists and turns that you could not make up! A truly inspirational listen. A special thanks to our guest Amararam for sharing his awesome journey.

What are your thoughts on today’s podcast? How far has ambition and determination got you? What were your obstacles? Share your comments below.

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Episode: 55
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Amararam Gurjar
Art Design – Vanisha Patel


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