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Why was Rakesh's family happy about their son's return from the U.S.?

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Rakesh is a brilliant medical student. He didn't just graduate at the top of his class; he finished ahead of every other medical student in India. Having earned his degree, Rakesh heads off for the United States, where he embarks upon a brilliant career in medicine. Yet despite his enormous success, Rakesh chooses to return home to stay with his...

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