Kasturi is a Nanhi kali pursuing her 10th standard studies from Zilla Parishad Government school, Mahbubnagar. She hails from a family of 5 with her father running a barber shop and her mother working as a daily wage labourer. Kasturi has been a Nanhi Kali student ever since her 5th standard. In spite of being a helping hand to her mother at home, Kasturi stays motivated to pursue her studies and to participate in various cultural activities in school.

With constant support and encouragement received at the Nanhi Kali academic support centre, Kasturi participated and stood first in Mandal level and District level ‘Chekumuki Science Celebrations’ which was jointly conducted by Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Jana Vignana Vedika in the year 2014. This was Kasturi’s moment of glory and pride where she felt herself equal to children from various private and government schools.