20YO Prakasam tea seller's son who used to serve tea at collector's office bags MBBS seat

From helping his father at the tea stall to cracking the MBBS seat, 20-year-old Dasari Vamsi Krishna from Ongole in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, has become an inspiration to many.

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  27 March 2022 7:34 AM GMT
20YO Prakasam tea sellers son who used to serve tea at collectors office bags MBBS seat

Prakasam: From helping his father at the tea stall to cracking the MBBS seat, 20-year-old Dasari Vamsi Krishna from Ongole in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, has become an inspiration to many. This young medico from the Dharawarithota area has become famous because of his father, Dasari Pitchaiah, who has owned a tea stall in front of Prakasham Bhavan for more than 30 years.

Pitchaiah met government employees every day while serving them tea and had friendly relations with them. So, he decided to provide his son and daughter with a good education.

Despite financial hurdles, Vamsi could finally get a good rank in the NEET exam and a seat in Gayatri Vidya Parishad Medical College in Visakhapatnam. "The tea stall that has been running since my grandfather's time is the only way for our survival. Helping my father, I used to serve tea at the collector's office to earn money," said Vamsi who will soon go to college.

The 20-year-old who studied hard to get an MBBS seat couldn't get a seat during the intermediate examination. He then started attending coaching classes and got a seat during the recent NEET counselling. Now that he has a seat, Vamsi and his parents are looking for hostel and admission fees which come to around Rs. 2 lakh. So far, they could get only Rs. 1.30 lakh for the admission fee.

Speaking to NewsMeter, Vamsi talked about how he managed to study and help his father. "I used to study for more than 14 hours a day and work for a few hours, from 10.30 a.m to noon, serving tea at the collectorate. This is a stress buster for me, and interacting with the employees taught me many things."

Taking his parents as an inspiration, Vamsi, who is interested in gastroenterology, said, "I know how hard my parents worked to give my sister (who is studying BTech first year) and me a good education. It is always a proud moment helping my father because it is the tea business that helps us survive every day."

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