Mohammad Shaquib Ansari: The occupational index
In a society with notoriously low mobility across generations, this 17-year-old IIT-ian bucks the trend. Most millennials, however, take up their father's occupation, more out of circumstance than choice
He is only 17, but Mohammad Shaquib Ansari, who is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has already been on a transformative journey. Born to a helper-grade worker in the Railways’ Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, the youngest of six children, Shaquib, studied at the Hindi-medium government school in Chittaranjan till class X before moving to Patna.