Microsoft offers job to visually impaired techie from Indore. His salary package will blow your mind

Microsoft offered a job to a 25-year-old visually impaired software engineer from Madhya Pradesh. According to the details, the IT giant has approached Indore native Yash Sonakia for a salary of Rs 4.7 lakh.

Yash Sonakia received a B-Tech degree in 2021 at the Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) in Indore, a government-backed autonomous institution, an official of the institute said.

The recent graduate received a salary package of Rs 4.7 million from Microsoft, he said.

Sonakia said he had accepted the offer and would soon be joining the company’s Bangalore office as a software developer, although he was initially asked to work from home.

Sonakia became blind from glaucoma at the age of eight.

“After completing my studies with the help of screen reader software, I went for a job after learning to code and applied to Microsoft. After an online assessment and interview, I was selected for a software engineer position at the company,” he said.

Sonakia’s father Yashpal, who runs a canteen in the town, said his son was diagnosed with glaucoma the day after he was born, making it difficult for him to see his eyes.

“My son was completely blind when he was eight, but we didn’t give up because he wanted to be a software engineer,” Yashpal said.

Yashpal educated his son until fifth grade at a school for children with special needs, and later put him in a regular school, where one of his sisters helped him, especially in math and science.

“Yash is my oldest son, and I have dreams of him. After many struggles, his dream of becoming a professional software developer has finally come true,” says an emotional Yashpal.

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