UPSC TOPPER 2007 Sujit Kumar , IPS
As a personal security officer, he has provided shield to
many an IPS officers. Now, with more than seven years of service still left,
havildar Bhagwan Singh, an instructor in BMP-5 in Patna, hopes to stand guard to
his son Sujit Kumar Singh, who has cracked the civil services this year.
Hailing from Nad, a township in Rohtas, where matriculates
are worshipped, Sujit (25) has, in a way, broken the family tradition. Unlike
his father, who is a matriculate, mother Suryakanti Devi and sister Binu, both
non-matric, Sujit not only did graduation (from Hindu College, New Delhi), but
also leapfrogged into the IPS (all-India rank 132) — a position his uncles would
While one of the uncles, Ram Dayal Singh, is an assistant
sub-inspector of police (posted in Konch, Gaya), Rajeshwar Singh is a
sub-inspector in the BSF (in Tripura), Uday Singh another of Sujit's uncle is an
airman in the Indian Air Force while yet another uncle, Ashok Singh, has retired
as an Army havildar.
Talking to HT, an ebullient Singh, whose son is expected to
arrive in Patna from the national capital on Wednesday, said: "My son has been
very different right from his childhood. He was a bookworm, who used to study
for 16-18 hours a day. Even during the festival of Holi, when all children would
play with colours, Sujit sat with his best companion — books."
Singh added, "Sujit was never a second divisioner. Having
done his matriculation from Maner High School and intermediate from Patna
College, he went to Hindu College, New Delhi, for graduation in History and
Geography. Such was the stigma of Bihar that the college authorities did not
believe his markssheet. Sent back thrice for re-confirmation, it was only after
the intervention of B Bhamati, the then Director, Education Department, that the
principal of Hindu College agreed to take him in. Even after admission there,
his classmates used to look down upon Sujit because of his being a Bihari. "But
my son silenced the doubting Thomases with his results. He topped the university
in all the three years."
Courtesy: Hindustan Times