Mumbai taxi driver graduates with son, proves there’s no age to study

Mumbai taxi driver graduates with son, proves there's no age to study
Shaikh was forced to give up studies due to financial reasons (Picture: ANI)

Proving that there is no age to study, a Mumbai-based taxi driver completed his graduation along with his son.

The cab driver, Mohammad Farook Shaikh, was elated after graduating in the same year as his 20-year-old son.

Shaikh, who worked as a junior clerk earlier, was forced to start driving a cab owing to his deteriorating financial condition. He decided to complete his graduation in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) to up his earning potential.

“There’s no age to study. I’m happy that I’ve done my graduation. My excitement toward studies grew more. I hope that I pursue M.Com,” Shaikh told ANI.

The road to education was tough, but Shaikh’s son Hazim took the onus of teaching him at night after the former returned from work.

“I’m happy. I used to help him solve his difficulties and used to teach him. He had weekend classes while I had regular classes so I used to teach him at night,” Hazim said.

The father-son duo completed their graduation from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. While Hazim scored 56 percent, his father cleared the course with 49 percent marks.

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