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Battling Dowry, Komal Ganatra Clears UPSC

The story of Komal Ganatra, a dowry victim who fought hard to become an IAS officer, is quite an inspiring one. Hailing from Savarkundla, a small town in Amreli district, Gujarat, Komal was married to a New Zealand-based businessman in 2008; but her parents could not meet the dowry demands of her in-laws and the marriage was called off within a fortnight. Despite facing several hardships, Komal cleared the UPSC exam with 591th rank in 2012, on her fourth attempt.