Mahalingam, a wonder-boy who's conquered academics and proved his mettle by getting through GATE and into MTech (Computer Science) is fighting a life-long battle, with a condition called Hemophilia (Here's more about the disease). Being severely hemophilic with less than 1% of factor VIII, he has been living a tough life being susceptible to internal bleeding into joints and other internal organs. He has to be very careful so as to not hurt himself physically in anyway to avoid bleeding. He needs factor VIII or Anti hemophilic infusions on a regular basis. Each infusion costs in the range of Rs.3000-Rs.5000.