This Kashmiri lad is blind and scored just 42 marks lesser than national CBSE Topper


Irfan is a 19-year-old boy who did not get the gift of vision like all of us have. On top of that he does not come from a city or town with access to many modern facilities. Irfan belongs to Sonawari village in Bandipora and guess what, he has scored a whopping 455 marks out of 500 in class XII CBSE exams

Irfan 91 percent CBSE

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The achievement is noteworthy as he has scored just 42 marks short of the national topper from New Delhi, Sukriti Gupta.

For 19-year-old Irfan, a casual labourer’s son, success means optimism and family support, not eyesight.

Irfan is visually impaired since childhood and scored 91 per cent marks in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams’ results declared just days ago.

He now plans to move to Delhi University to pursue honours course in political science.

“From the beginning, I had a target that I have to secure more than 90 per cent marks so as to get admission to Delhi University. Now I am happy that I will continue with my studies,” adds Irfan whose father is a casual labourer as quoted in a report by The Tribune.

“I worked hard despite visual limitation. We have to work double than the normal students. Society has a perception that blind can’t study, they cannot do anything but I want to break that thinking,” says Irfan, who gives all credit of his success to his father.

“Through my success, I want to stand on my feet and live a life with respect. I don’t think eyesight is all you need to live, you just need a positive attitude in any situation,” says Irfan.

Source – The Tribune