Son of an Anganwadi helper from a remote village, Bharat Darbarsingh Jadhav had everything going for him — a cushy job in one of the largest IT companies and a five-figure salary to boot.
But Yadav (25) was not one to rest on his laurels. He wanted to do something different. His dream was to join the army. He did take a shot at it but failed to clear the NDA entrance examination in 2010.
Not one to give up, he soldiered on in spite of his pressing job as a systems engineer and managed to crack the Combined Defence Services exam.