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Touching story of blind girl who left family to study law in Mumbai - finds huge support after radio programme

Seeing Sucharita Tyagi's tweetstorm last night about a blind law student, Nikita Shukla, many on twitter went on to say that their faith in humanity is restored.  Sucharita Tyagi is an RJ working for RadioCity, Mumbai. It was a routine meeting for her, when she went to say hello to Nikita Shukla, who had dropped in at their office to collect a gift that she'd won in a contest.  Talking to the young woman with the genial smile, Sucharita Tyagi soon realized that she was blind.   But she was

Seeing Sucharita Tyagi's tweetstorm last night about a blind law student, Nikita Shukla, many on twitter went on to say that their faith in humanity is restored.

Sucharita Tyagi is an RJ working for RadioCity, Mumbai. It was a routine meeting for her, when she went to say hello to Nikita Shukla, who had dropped in at their office to collect a gift that she'd won in a contest.

Talking to the young woman with the genial smile, Sucharita Tyagi soon realized that she was blind. 

But she was very inspirational.

She was a third-year law student with ambitions to become a lawyer.

She had left home because she wanted to study and her parents wanted to marry her off after high school, considering that she was blind.

Friends, acquaintances, scholarships and even some kindly professors, chipped in, helping her survive and study. 

Living in South Mumbai in a hostel, she sustained on only 20 dinners per month. Because that 's what had been paid for by some good Samaritans. 

But she scored 80 percent in her classes.

When Sucharita Tyagi requested her to share her story on the radio, Nikita Shukla agreed.  

After Nikita bared her soul, and both women realized that the world can indeed be a beautiful place.

Messages, one even from Baba Sehgal, and support, started pouring in from all corners of Mumbai. Soon, enough money was raised to take care of Nikita's tuition and all living expenses.

As Sucharita poignantly put it, her girl 'could eat three meals a day now..and become a kickass lawyer.'

The Ketto fundraiser started for Nikita has raised more than 13000 dollars, nearly twice the amount set as goal.

As many commented, there is still hope for humanity.

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