Recounting his experience in jail, Peeyush said: “Initially, it wasn’t easy to study as an open jail has strict rules.” For instance, lights were turned off in the cells at 11pm. “I used to study in the dim light coming through the window. The room was so small that my father would spend time outside the cell until I completed my target for the day. He could never enter the cell before 4am,” Peeyush said. Elated after his JEE success, Peeyush said: “I never told anyone that I live in prison and that I am the son of a convict. But now, I would tell everyone that my father has done something which has no parallel. My sole aim is to give him a better life after his jail term.” Phoolchand has spent 12 years in jail and has to complete two more years before he can walk out free.