These days, the movie ’12th Fail’ is receiving a lot of publicity in the country. Inspired by the true story of IPS Manoj Sharma, this film closely depicts the struggle of candidates preparing for the UPSC Civil Services exam. Not only this, but the audience has also closely felt each character in this film. The latest example of this is IAS officer Avnish Sharan, who shared the story of Pandey coming into his life after watching the film.
While sharing his experience with the movie, IAS officer Avneesh Sharan said, “With every successful person, there is also a ‘Pandey’…” Let us tell you that in the movie ’12th Fail’, ‘Pandey’ is the character who doesn’t only show Manoj Sharma the way to UPSC but also takes him to Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi, on his own. He makes housing arrangements and helps in all aspects, small and large. The importance of this person (Pandey) is not less for Manoj Sharma. They meet ‘Pandey’ before his UPSC interview. Similarly, IAS officer Avnish Sharan also spoke about the ‘Pandey’ of his life, i.e., the person who helped him a lot in his journey of becoming an IAS.
Describing his real-life Pandey, IAS officer Avnish Sharan said, ‘I met my Pandey when I was wandering in the streets of ‘Mukherjee Nagar’ in search of a room. The IAS officer further wrote that his colleague Pandey, whose real name is Dev, met me in a coaching class and gave me a room in his flat to stay. At the time of the main examination, when I was suffering from a 103-104 degree fever and was not in a position to take the examination, Dev used to take me in an auto to the examination centre. Not only this, he used to stand outside Dholpur House during the entire examination. Dev used to feed me with his own hands. At the same time, on the day of the result on 4th May, my Pandey was with me. As much as my parents were not optimistic about my exam results, he was my friend.