Cassian Baliarsingh

A viral video of a 12-year-old boy from the slums of Bengaluru speaking like former President APJ Abdul Kalam has resonated deeply with online audiences. The little boy Nagaraj’s voice is reminding netizens of our beloved former President.

Living in a thatched hut with no electricity, Nagaraj dreams to study well and become an IAS officer someday and move to a bigger house with his parents. Displaying determination beyond his age, Nagaraj resolves to excel academically. He proudly says that he decided to get first rank in the class when he was in Class 2.

Despite having no electricity and basic facilities in his hut, the little boy seems content and happy in his life, proving that we do not need everything in life to be happy. His life proves that we can be happy with little things.

His spoken English leaves the interviewer impressed who inquires about the books he loves to read. To this, the little boy proudly reveals that he reads books of BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi. His knowledge at such a tender age, satisfaction in life, and content in his face has left netizens teary with tears of happiness.

Sharing the video on Instagram, the interview wrote, “I met a 12-year-old kid named Nagaraj who aspires to become an lAS officer. He lives in the slums of Bangalore and is currently studying in 6th grade.”

“Nagaraj’s hobby is reading books by Dr. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi, and he wants to learn more about our country’s freedom fighters. His ambition is to build a house, help struggling people around him, and offer food to the starving. Be Inspired.❤️🌻,” he added.

With over 12.7 million views on Instagram, the little boy’s video has gone viral and winning hearts online.

“Second APJ Abdul Kalam. Same voice Bro. ❤️,” commented a netizens. Another user wrote, “Age: 12, Maturity: 54.”

“Poverty will always give the best lessons which are not told in any books,” commented another user.