In India, there are certain places where few communities discriminate against each other. From being ragged to being self-isolated. Their lives have numerous barriers. But Binesh Balan is an inspiration to all of us.
A guy from Kerala named Binesh Balan faced discrimination and insult at every stage of his life. He was the son of a manual laborer (coolie) and he knows very well about the financial struggle. According to an earlier report by Rediff, there were days when he had nothing to eat so he survived by only eating jackfruit seeds.
When he was young, he worked as a manual laborer. In school, he struggled to clear most of his subjects. His teachers never invested their time and attention in him, thereby making him believe that he wasn’t worthy of attention. When Binesh was in 7 grade he was introduced to Computers. He was taken to a cyber where he could play video games. He was amused with the PC in front of him because he had everything to gain knowledge of it.
In a very short span, he became a champ in computers and learned different programming languages. He started scoring really well and some teachers even started seeking help from him. He later studied Developmental Economics and pursued MBA.
The New Indian Express reported that he had to face a lot of struggles while he was studying. He had to seek scholarships from various sources to continue his further studies. Initially, none of his teachers ever helped him, his classmates didn’t even bother about him and society betrayed him. Later, He went to the UK to study at the University of Sussex in the central government scholarship.
He said “I had to work as a cleaning boy from 4 am to 8 am in Sussex since the scholarship amount did not suffice,” he said.
Binesh has now launched an app that is related to the open banking system. He wishes that this app becomes the future for banking software.
Binesh’s story has enlightened a lot of individuals from all categories. He is a hard worker with lots of hope, struggle, and courage.