Saaqib Mahmuud top 9% overall
I'm a 37-year-old visually handicapped student of mathematics, with particular interest in mathematical analysis, topology, functional analysis, abstract and linear algebra, graph theory, and number theory. But my background is still quite poor!
These days, I'm teaching at a local college. Although I try to put in a lot of effort in my teaching, my eyesight problem is a real disadvantage, just as it has been during my studies.
Here in Pakistan, there is simply no accessibility support for a blind or visually impaired person working in mathematics. How much I wish I could somehow manage to get settled in a developed country! But alas! no such option comes along. I work and work, and still find myself unable to get very far.
These days, I'm learning topology from Munkres and functional analysis from Kreyszig. I've also begun upon Rudin, but have yet to cover the problems in Chapter 3, although I've completed the study of Chapter 4 as well.