IAS Sivaguru Prabakaran worked as sawmill operator, left studies for sister’s marriage; know his painful struggle

After passing out from IIT-M, he could have easily got a high-paying job in an MNC. However, he set his sights on passing the highly-sought UPC exam.

IAS Sivaguru Prabakaran with cyclist Aasha Malviya

IAS officer M Sivaguru Prabakaran’s painful struggle in life serves as a ray of hope for aspirants who are currently marred by the harsh realities of financial hardships. With father battling alcoholism, Prabakaran had to quit his studies to make ends meet for his family.

He managed to get his sister married and arranged two square meals a day for the family by working as a sawmill operator. Even under such difficult conditions, Prabakaran’s first priority was education. He initially gave up on his academic goals after seeing his mother and sister struggling, but he never gave up on his childhood dream of becoming an IAS officer.