Guinness World Record for the youngest Chartered Accountant

CA Apoorva Shah (CA) (341 Points)

27 January 2011  

Physical Disability No Bar to Excellence
Physical disability is no bar to excel in life. Where there is a will there
is a way. This has been proved by CA. RC Ganguli, 69, who has been
conferred with the National Award for being ‘Role Model of Persons with
Disabilities’ by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Government of India. He was honoured with the award on the occasion
of World Disability Day on 3rd December 2005.
Born with permanent disabilities in his left hand and left leg, he took
all the ridicule and sufferings in stride and passed I.Com, examination
in 1953 and went for CA course and graduation (B.Com) simultaneously. Studying hard in
the night classes of a college for graduation, and doing rigorous articleship trainings, and
studies for C.A Course, he completed B.Com in 1955 and passed final examination of both
groups of C.A in first attempt in May 1956 at the age of 19
. The Guinness World Records
Ltd., London has confirmed to him in July 2000 that he was, in fact, the youngest Chartered
Accountant of the world -- a Guinness World Record.

CA. RC Ganguli is one of the founder members of Lucknow Branch of ICAI and has also
served as second chairman of the branch in 1983-84.