Avadhuta Vamshi Krishna
Avadhuta Vamshi Krishna hails from the Warangal district of Telangana. His father runs a small textile store in the village and earns an annual income of INR 40, 000 that sustains the entire family. His mother is a homemaker. Vamshi studied in Hyderabad at the Devnar Foundation’s School for the Visually Impaired. He was inspired to write the CLAT after some IDIA volunteers conducted a sensitization programme at his school. Vamshi’s congenital visual impairment did not come in the way of his lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer and now he is on the verge of taking his final steps towards fulfilling this dream. Vamshi loves to play chess in his free time. This resilient IDIA scholar’s hard work finally paid off, when he cracked CLAT 2012 and secured a seat at the National Law University, Odisha.
Vamshi, along with IDIA scholar Chenna Reddy, has taken part in chess tournaments in various sports fests, such as West Bengal National University of Juridical Science’s Invicta (where he reached the semi-finals in 2015 and was a runner up in 2016), and National Law School of India University’s Spiritus (where he reached the semi- finals in 2015). Choosing to make the most of his vacations, Vamshi interned at Jyoti Sagar Associates in Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission and also completed a judicial clerkship under Justice S. Muralidhar. He has also interned under Advocate S.K. Rungta in Delhi and Advocate Lakshminarayan Reddy in the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Vamshi is a sincere and diligent student and has been vocal about disability rights. He graduated in the year 2017. He aims to clear civil services examinations after law school.