Srinagar, 10 May: The UPSC 2015 Mains’ results were declared today and Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir is the second rank holder. Athar belongs to a modest village of Devipora, Mattan in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
He is the youngest boy, 22, from the valley to clear the UPSC exam. After cracking all major professional entrance examinations in 2009-10. Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan finally joined IIT and completed his Engineering in July 2014.
Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan belongs to a south Kashmir village in Anantnag district where he was born to lower middle class parents. His father is a teacher in a junior college and his mother is a housewife.
Khan got his early schooling in a village school not far from his Devipora village.
For pre-professional 10+2 education, Athar was sent to the Christian missionary Tyndale Biscoe School in Srinagar.
After passing his 12th, Khan made it to almost all professional selections in the state and outside including medicine and engineering.
He was finally selected for IIT Roorkee. This year’s was Khan’s second attempt at the civil service exams. He was also selected earlier but got a lower rank and got into the Indian Railway Traffic Service.
He is a topper all the way and by 2010 had passed CET, AIEEE, BITSAT and almost all the entrance exams he appeared for. He is one of the 8 Kashmiris who had cleared the prestigious Indian Administrative Service exam in 2014 with the 325th rank. He worked hard and the fruits of hard work have show today in the shape of second rank in India.
In an Interview Khan said, It is the realisation of a long cherished dream. If you have the will and courage to realise your dreams, then the sky is the limit
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