Nirish Rajput, a tailor’s son secured 370th rank in the All India Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Nirish took a two year break from his studies as his family was facing financial problems. The 26-year-old did not take any coaching for the exam, and cleared it in the third attempt after failing the first two. Nirish’s story is inspiring not because he did not lose heart but also because he comes from a very poor background. He lives in a small house in village Mau in Gohad Tehsil of the district and worked odd jobs – even as a newspaper hawker – to realize his dream of becoming an IAS officer.