Defying All Odds, This 25-Year-Old Ragpicker Made His Way To Become A Successful Dancer

Anand Dhanakoti’s life is a tale of rags to riches, literally. This Bengaluru boy from the slums of Ragigudda started his life as a ragpicker and 14 years of intense study in classical ballet and jazz have now given him a ticket to go abroad.

Having won a scholarship at the Contemporary School of Dance, Hamburg, Germany, he now hopes to complete his three-year degree programme through a crowdfunding effort via fueladream.com.

About 50 people have already contributed Rs 4.8 lakh out of the Rs 9.5 lakh he needs to cover his tuition fee, project fee, flight tickets, accommodation and food expenses.

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