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Petrol pump attendant’s daughter made it to IIT Kanpur

Arya Rajagopalan with his father at the petrol pump where he has worked for more than a decade.

Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya has shared a post praising the daughter of a petrol pump attendant, who has secured admission in one of the most prestigious institutes of higher education in the country. Arya Rajagopalan, daughter of a customer attendant at the Indian Oil petrol station in Kerala, has achieved a feat at IIT Kanpur, which is being widely appreciated on social media. Announcing the news, Mr. Vaidya wrote on Twitter: “I share an inspiring story of Arya, daughter of Mr. Rajagopalan, customer attendant of IndianOil. Arya has made us proud by securing admission in IIT Kanpur.”

Along with the post, he shared a picture of the proud father with his daughter, which was taken at the petrol pump where the former worked for the past 15 years. “All the best and the way to go Arya!” IndianOil chairman tweeted on Wednesday.

The post has gone viral with over 12,000 ‘likes’ on the microblogging platform. Many people in the comment section praised Arya’s hard work.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted his best wishes to the IIT student. He wrote, “Arya Rajagopal has made his father Shri Rajagopal ji and all of us associated with the energy sector of the country extremely proud.”

“Congratulations to Ms. Arya Rajagopalan and her proud parents!” IAS officer P Manivannan wrote.

“How brilliant,” German technology major SAP . President of Kulmeet Bawa said

Many wished Arya as Prerna as she tweeted and congratulated

According to RepublicArya has done MTech from IIT Kanpur. When asked if he had any dreams for his daughter, Rajagopalan said, “If my daughter gets a job in Indian Oil Corporation, I would love it.”

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