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Saturday, 19-August-2017


The underprivileged students are given coaching for civil services by Dr Motiur Rahman Khan for a fee of just Rs 11

For thousands of students of Adamya Aditi Gurukul, who have become Sub Inspectors, IAS, IPS, IRS and CTO officers, Guru Rahman is that one teacher who has changed their world. Dr. Motiur Rahman Khan started holding coaching classes in 1994, because he fell in love.  “Amita and I fell in love in college and it was to impress her that I topped in MA in Banaras Hindu University. But those times were different. Hindu-Muslim marriages were taboo. We got married without the consent of our parents. We were very clear on one thing that none of us is going to change our religion and that was not accepted by the society. Everyone boycotted us and I could not get a job anywhere,” says Rahman.
Rahman started his classes in his tiny rented room where the students had to sit on the floor. Being a police inspector’s son, he always wanted to become an IPS officer. He came into the limelight when in 1994 there was a recruitment of 4,000 sub inspectors in Bihar, among whom 1,100 were from Rahman’s classes. Another incident changed the course of how Rahman looked at his coaching classes. A student once came to him only for some guidance as he did not have enough money, but Rahman found the boy to be brilliant and asked him to join his classes anyway. Rahman asked the boy, who had lost his father, to pay just Rs 11 for his classes. This student, Shadique Alam, is now the District Collector of Nuapada, Odisha.
After this, Rahman started taking in more students from underprivileged backgrounds and trained them just for Rs. 11. “More than 10,000 students have studied in my academy. Everyone pays according to their capacity,” he says. Another student, Meenu Kumari Jha, wanted to become an IPS officer. She is an IPS officer today, having studied under Rahman for Rs 11. Rahman teaches around 2,000 students at present.