Read how a 3 feet tall Dr Ganesh Baraiya overcame challenges to become a doctor

Read how a 3 feet tall Dr Ganesh Baraiya overcame challenges to become a doctor

Read how a 3 feet tall Dr Ganesh Baraiya overcame challenges to become a doctor

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In a tale of resilience and determination, 23-year-old Dr. Ganesh Baraiya from Gujarat has defied the odds to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. Standing at just three feet tall, Dr. Baraiya faced rejection from the Medical Council of India (MCI) due to his height when he sought admission to pursue an MBBS. 

Undeterred by this setback, he turned to his school principal. On his guidance he then, approached the District Collector and engaged with the state Education Minister in an effort to plead his case. Despite losing the initial legal battle at the Gujarat High Court, Dr. Baraiya pressed on. He took his case to the Supreme Court. In a landmark victory in 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in Dr Baraiya’s favour, overturning the MCI’s decision and granting him admission to MBBS in 2019. Completing his MBBS, he subsequently worked as an intern at Sir-T Hospital in Bhavnagar. 

Reflecting on his initial encounters with patients, Dr. Baraiya acknowledged the initial surprise and judgment he faced due to his height. However, he emphasized the eventual acceptance and positive interactions as patients grew comfortable with him as their doctor.

His journey serves as an inspiration, demonstrating that determination, legal advocacy, and unwavering support from well-wishers can pave the way for individuals to overcome discriminatory barriers and realize their aspirations. Dr. Baraiya’s story highlights the importance of resilience in the face of adversity and the transformative power of pursuing one’s dreams against all odds.