5/13/2016 12:53:24 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh, the son of an auto rickshaw driver in Marathwada passed his UPSC Civil Service Examination on his first attempt, ranking 361 on a national level.
Shaikh studied a grand total of 13-hours a day to prepare for the exam, and attributes his success to the unwavering support he received from his brother.
“I am indebted to him,” Shaikh said, in response to his results.
The 21-year-old joined Fergusson College in Pune three years ago. There, he changed his surname to ‘Shubham’ in order to avoid the discrimination that his Muslim identity often caused.
“I was marginalized by three different categories,” he explained. “I am from a backward undeveloped region, I hail from a poor economic background and I belong to a minority community.”
“I will tackle all these issues as an administrator since I have witnessed these issues at close quarters,” Shaikh added.
He hopes to secure a position at India’s Administrative Services and become the country’s youngest IAS officer in the future.