Hyderabad, April 17 -- A beedi worker's son, Nandala Sai Kiran, from Telangana, secured the 27th rank in the 2023 UPSC Civil Services and qualified to become an IAS officer. It is pertinent to note that Kiran never received coaching for the civil services.

Kiran and his sister, Mudatha Sravanti, were raised by their mother who worked as a beedi maker after they lost their father Kantha Rao to cancer in 2016. He was a handloom worker.

Coming from a low-income background, the brother and sister worked hard and excelled academically, taking inspiration from their mother. Sravanti was appointed as an Assistant Engineer in Boinpally, while Kiran achieved a respectable rank in the civil services.

Sai Kiran completed his schooling and interme...