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Mumbai Tailor’s ‘Dwarf’ Daughters Rise Above Hurdles, Clear NEET and Get Admission in Medical College

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Zubaida and Humaira Idrisi qualified NEET 2020 and got admission in MBBS course (Photo - TOI)

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Mumbai, December 6— Overcoming all obstacles, two daughters of a tailor in Mumbai’s Nagpada area cracked the country’s toughest medical entrance test – NEET— in October this year and have now got admission in medical college to pursue their dream of becoming MBBS doctor. Zubaida Idrisi (23) is 3.5-foot tall and Humaira Idrisi (22) is 3.9-foot tall.

Zubaida has got admission in MBBS course at Government Medical College in Jalgaon and Humaira has got admission in Topiwala Nair Medical College in Mumbai, says a news report in The Times of India.

Due to their short height, they faced lots of difficulties in their life. They had even given up hope to become doctor, their childhood dream, and did graduation in science stream instead. But a local person Ashfaque Moosa who runs Khidmat Charitable Trust motivated them not to give up as their short height itself will help them in getting concessions like minimum qualification marks and seat reservation.

“Ashfaque uncle hamari gudiyon ke liye farishta banker aae (Ashfaque uncle came as an angel for my dolls,” the sisters’ mother Rukhsar, a housemaker, was quoted as saying by TOI. Her husband Ahsanullah is a tailor.

The sisters joined a coaching institute in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. They got admission there with 60% concession in fees. They would go to the coaching centre every day in crowded local trains. They studied very hard at home and later cleared the NEET.

The insufficient growth hormones in them were detected by their parents when they were five years old. One doctor told them that their treatment would cost them Rs 11 lakh, a huge amount that the parents could not afford.