(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015 - Ansar Shaikh (AIR-361)
Shaikh, one among the 34 Muslims out of the total 1,078 candidates recommended
by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) based on the 2015 Civil Service
Examination for different government posts, is son of an auto-rickshaw driver.
Even more intriguing is that his mother works in fields and the family lives
in a rented home at Shelgaon in Jalna - a dictrict place in Maharashtra's
"When we visited the family after receiving the news about
Ansar Shaikh's fabulous success, we found that the house didn't even had a
lamp", Majid Shaikh, a Corporator at local civic body, said while talking to
ummid.com on phone.
"Ansar's younger brother rushed for a CFL lamp even as his parents were
crying out of emotion and joy", he added.
Ansar Shaikh, first to crack the all-important exam from Jalna, is yet to
reach his home town and is away in Pune.
"Ansar studied at Pune's Unique Academy and he is still there. He will be in
Jalna by tomorrow morning", Majid said.
Ansar, who ranked 361 in Civil Services, completed his early
education at Marathi medium Zillah Parishad school before graduating in
Political Science from Fergusson College, Pune. Before that he did HSC from
Barwal College in Arts stream and got 100 out of 100 marks in Sanskrit.
It is learnt that Ansar used to remain without food for 2-3 days as his
financial condition was very poor.
"Inspired by his teacher who was MPSC, Ansar set his goal to
become IAS officer when he was in 10th", said his younger brother, who had left
school in std VIIth and started working in a grossery shop to support Ansar's
Besides Ansar, a total of 34 Muslims have also made it to the list of
successful candidates. They will now be posted on different Civil Services posts
based on their ranks.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the
results of the 2015 Civil Services Examination Tuesday afternoon. Delhi Tina
Dabi topped the list whereas Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan of Jammua & Kashmir
secured the second position.