CA Manoj who studied while his Dad was in the Hospital
Sharing an Inspirational CA Story of CA Manoj Joshi who was motivated by his Dad to pursue CA. He is also a CS & CMA.
"I am from a Hindi medium school, so my English communication was weak back then. I could not manage college and Chartered Accountancy (CA) studies together, it was too much of English for me to grasp so I decided to pursue only B.Com and dropped the idea of pursuing CA," says CA Manoj Joshi from Delhi, India.
"It was my Dad's dream I become a Chartered Accountant (CA). Hence after my graduation, I enrolled for CA. Being a graduate, I enrolled directly for PE-2 (2nd level CA exam, now known as IPCC) and cleared it in the 1st attempt itself. I started with my articleship in a small firm in Delhi.
CA Final Journey:
My CA Final 1st attempt was due in Nov 2009, which I failed miserably. I appeared again in May 2010 but due to exam pressure and fear of failure, I fell ill just before the exams. I somehow managed to give only Group 2 (CA Final has 2 groups, each group has 4 papers each). I cleared Group 2 this time. I was more confident now.
Dealing with my Dad's sudden illness:
I started preparing for my CA Final - Group 1. However, life had other plans for me. One month before the exam my father had a major heart attack and a kidney failure. He had to be on dialysis. I was shattered. Words can't express the difficulties we faced.
My father was fighting to stay alive, even when he was critical he did not give up on HOPE. I thought to myself - If he is not giving up, why should I? After all, it's his dream to see me become a CA. This proved as a motivation and I started studying in the hospital as much as I could with HOPE TO SUCCEED. AND I DID SUCCEED. I cleared my exams that attempt and became a CA.
My father was very happy and said - Now I can die peacefully as my son is a CA, he will take care of things. And he did die 2 months after I Qualified as a CA. Encouraging me to study and pursue CA was one amazing gift given to me by my Dad.
Today I work with Harley-Davidson India and previously worked with Xerox India & KPMG India.
So for all those who feel like giving up, I have one thing to say - NEVER lose hope and work hard. Nothing is impossible. WORK HARD IN SILENCE, LET SUCCESS MAKE THE NOISE," he concluded.
P:S - CA Manoj Joshi could be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. He is a qualified CA / CS / CMA. To help others with jobs he has a group on FB: 'CA ARTICLESHIPS AND JOBS NETWORK'
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