NEET Super Speciality winner is a Karnataka Agri worker’s kid.

Dr Chidanand Kumbar Karnataka agricultural worker's son tops NEET Super Speciality

BAGALKOT: An agricultural labourer’s kid who works as a specialist at a private hospital in Hyderabad has topped two subjects in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (Super Speciality), which was taken on January 10 and the results of which were announced on Tuesday.
Dr Chidanand Kumbar, who lost his mother at a young age and whose father is a landless agricultural labourer in Mudhol taluk’s Ranna Belagali hamlet in the district, ranked first in gastroenterology and liver hepatology in India. The exam was taken by at least 20,000 doctors from around the country.
The Kumbars are from Ranna Belagali in Bagalkot district, around 475 kilometres from Bengaluru. The settlement is named after Ranna, an early Kannada poet who was born there.
Dr Chidanand, 29, told The Indian Express over the phone from Delhi: “I’ve opted to pursue a DM (doctoral degree) in gastroenterology (digestive system). I’d like to join a European fellowship in endoscopy once I finish the three-year course in a Delhi institution that I’ll choose following counselling. After finishing my super-speciality studies, I hope to return to Karnataka and work with the needy in North Karnataka.”
Every year, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) holds the NEET Super Speciality exam. Dr Chidanand attended Government Primary School and BVVS High School in Ranna Belagali before enrolling in PU (science) at BLDE College in the district’s Jamkhandi taluk. “I had no trouble transitioning from Kannada to English medium in college. When I excelled in the SSLC test, many people in my community recommended I pursue a career in science. My villagers urged me to pursue MBBS after I placed first in PU examinations in college. Scholarships from the government and a few organisations were quite beneficial to me “He stated. He received his MBBS from KIMS, Hubballi, and his MD (general medicine) from Guwahati Medical College. He joined the MD programme in anaesthesia at AIIMS in Delhi but dropped out after three months because he felt uneasy with the elective.


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