Born in dismal poverty in Varanasi, Govind achieved 48th rank in 2007’s civil services results. Govind spent childhood in a rented, congested room that he’d to share with three sisters and his parents, with no scope of time and the right setting for study at all. He began to aspire to become an IAS officer when his father and mother, a rickshaw puller and a housewife respectively, sent him to a school in Varanasi.
Even though Govind wanted to go for the civil services through school, IAS always seemed beyond reach, mostly because of poverty. The condition of the family became even worse when his father got a serious leg injury and could no long pull rickshaws. Govind still managed to find room for his dream and became an IAS officer at an age of 23.