Cassian Baliarsingh

He lost his father when he was only 5 years old and was sent to an orphanage. Separated from family, he grew up in the orphanage and even ran twice away from the institution.  However, he was aware that his mother could not afford to take care of him.

Forget about his studies, his widowed mother had difficulty arranging one square meal a day. Concerned about his mother’s struggle, he decided to live the rest of his life in the orphanage. Despite hardships, he focused on his education provided by the orphanage.

At the age of 10, an IAS officer visited his orphanage and inspired the students to study well and do something big in life. This inspired him so much that he decided to become an IAS officer when he grew up.

We are talking about IAS Abdul Nassar who grew up in an orphanage and went on to become an IAS officer. After growing up in the orphanage, IAS Abdul worked as a newspaper delivery boy and in STD booths to support his mother and three siblings.

He completed his high school and graduated from a government college in Thalassery, Kerala. However, a brilliant mind, Abdul cleared the PSC exam in 1994 and was appointed as a junior health inspector.

However, his call was the civil services, so he worked hard and focused on his studies along with his job. During the day, he would work as a junior health inspector and studied for hours at night. With his hard work, he finally passed the State Civil Services Exam in 2006 and went on to become a Deputy Collector.

He was recognized as Kerala’s top Deputy Collector in 2015 and was promoted to IAS officer in 2017.

This inspiring journey of IAS Abdul should be an inspiration for everyone who wants to become a civil servant and work towards nation-building.