Mohammed Asif Iqbal Sr. Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pwc, Iqbal once tried hard for acceptance, for his teachers at his Bhagalpur primary school to understand that he couldn’t read clearly what they wrote on the blackboard. They asked his father to withdraw him from school because “with only 50 per cent vision,” the boy was whiling his time away. He wasn’t going to make it, they told his father.
Of course, the teachers were wrong. At 16, after he lost all his vision, Iqbal’s uncle took him to Oregon, USA, where he enrolled in a special needs school with special educators.