Success Mantra By CA 1st Rank Holder
While preparing for his exams, the first rank holder in Chartered Accountancy, Sujay, used to listen to “Hindustanavu Endu Mareyada Bharata ratnavu Ninaagu” from the Kannada movie Amruthagalige at least once in a day. Sujay is one of the few candidates from Karnataka to crack CA final this year, considered as one of the toughest exams.
Sujay hails from Kunnigal Taluk. Now a resident of Jayanagar, 24-year-old Sujay made the final cut for the exam due to his dedication.
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Sujay comes from a modest background, his father Nagaraja Shetty K N is a farmer and mother Rajalakshmi is a housewife. His elder brother Naveen helps his father in agriculture. Sujay says, “My parents are my inspiration.”
Sujay completed his schooling and graduation from government school and college from Kunigal. While doing his PUC, Sujay struggled in science stream and then shifted to commerce. As he studied in Kannada medium, initially, he found it difficult to grasp the subjects in English. To overcome the roadblocks, he joined an English speaking course in Kunigal. “I am indebted to my teacher Ashwini Gowda.”
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Sujay was always brilliant academically. He secured 88 per cent in second PUC (Commerce). He was the topper from Kunigal Taluk. “I am grateful to Satish Sir and Gopal Murthy Sir,” Sujay says.
After that, Sujay did his B Com graduation from Govt First Grade College, Kunigal and secured 79 per cent and stood topper again.
Then, Sujay aspired to sit for CA exam. Seeing his proficiency in commerce, Sujay’s uncle and teachers too asked him to try for CA. To pursue his dream he came to Bangalore in 2006.
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After coming to Bangalore, Sujay joined TMLC Hostel (Talanki Muniyamma Lingayya Charity) at Wilson Garden. This hostel facility is provided only to CA students.
“During my stay in the hostel, I got great support from all boarders,” says Sujay.
About Bangalore he says, “I am in love with the city.”
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Sujay says, “There are misconceptions about CA exams that you have to read 10 to 12 hours. It is not about the hours, how effective and efficient you are to understand the concept of subjects is more important.”
He strongly believes in one of APJ Abdul Kalam’s saying, “Dream is not what you see in sleep, it is the thing which does not let you sleep.”
He advised the aspiring CAs to start preparing from day 1 and not to waste time. Apart from that physical exercise is a must for healthy mind. “I am doing yoga daily at least for one hour and during exam days for 20 minutes.”
Sujay says, “I did my three years of Articleship under CA Cyrus Jal Bharucha, partner of Kalyaniwalla and Mistry, Ulsoor. Only theoretical knowledge is not sufficient to crack CA, it requires practical training. All my seniors at Kalyaniwalla and Mistry are cooperative and they taught me a lot.”
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Sujay believes with a positive attitude, nothing is impossible. He says, “Swami Vivekanada’s saying – ‘You are creator of your own destiny’ made a mark on my mind.”
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Sujay likes reading inspirational books, especially by Sri Ramakrishna Mutt Publications. Listening to music, singing, playing cricket, chess, and badminton are Sujay’s other interests.
—Monali B Bhuyan