Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Well every picture tells a story... This is a photograph of sixty seven years old Jabbar Hussain who is a resident of Fatehpur and also owns a shop there. He is a cobbler. Recently i read an article on him and then i gave it a thought that why not writing about him in my blog?
This man has failed his board exams for the 44th time...can u imagine???
and that's why i have given the title of this particular blog as "Determination"...
UP board's result got declared last Saturday (30/05/2009) and this man was curious to know his result but to his disappointment he could not clear it for the 44th consecutive year..
He appeared for his first board exams in the year 1965...
and surprisingly his grandson too appeared for the board exams this year along with him and he cleared it.
The worst part about this story is that his wife divorced him just because he was immensely interested in studies.
these were the words he said when he was interviewed "I will study till my death.I will study hard for 2010 exams.I am weak in English and Science.I don't have money otherwise I would have joined a coaching institute".
His story shows us that if we are determined to do something success is sure to come our way.


  1. Thats a wonderful thing you brought out this story..... i am amazed at the zeal that resides in the soul.... the man deserves acknowledgment and praises..... and the lady to deserves the same for having an eye.....
    great going......

  2. dats really a nice portrait of the word "determination"... :)

  3. I am not sure If I agree with you on this.To fail 44 times in a simple 10th grade exam cannot be commendable by any standards neither can it be an example of determination.
    Action by itself can never be taken as an achievement.It is the result what counts.
    If his grandson passes the Board exam I would give more credit to him cause he has done in the first attempt what his grandpa couldn't do in 44.
    You are a student and I feel it is important for you to have the right perspective when you venture into real life.

  4. Well!!! It was heartening to know how much determination this man has. Every youngster should learn from him. After all life is all about learning from others. Nice post..