A guiding voice: Polio could not stop him from achieving his dreams

  • | Tuesday | 17th September, 2019

Roshne Balasubramanian ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: I was two years old when I was diagnosed with polio. After a two-month training programme in Tiruchy, I came back to Madras and was posted as a ticket collector at the Mambalam railway station. Since I had a voice suitable for the job and was fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil, I was offered the opportunity at Madras Central Station. Different platforms had different lines — we had multiple knobs and switches to turn on a specific line. I recorded the announcement of trains expected to arrive at Madras Central — that probably marked the beginning of automated announcements.

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