(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015, Farha Hussain (AIR-267)
Hussain wanted to be a doctor when she was a little child. As an adolescent, she
dreamed of winning a beauty pageant but studied law and became a criminal lawyer
But she didn’t stop at that.
On Tuesday, the 26-year-old became the second Muslim from Rajasthan to crack
the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) civil services examination in her
“I studied the five-year integrated law course at Government Law College in
Mumbai and was the only one from my batch to find a place in the team of one of
the country’s top lawyers, Mahesh Jethmalani,” she says.
Farha got 267th rank in the exam and is waiting for allotment of service
before she decides if she will take another attempt to better her rank.
She wrote the mains of civil services examination in 2013 but didn’t get a
call for the interview round.
Farha’s is a family of administrative officers - her father Ashfaq Hussain is
the district collector of Dausa, her uncle retired as an Indian Police Service
officer and another uncle is a joint secretary in the state government.
“My uncle and father were promoted to the all-India services from the state
cadre,” she says.
Farha has an elder brother who is a practising lawyer at Rajasthan high
court. Two of her cousins are Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officers
and her sister-in-law is awaiting her RAS results.
Farha belongs to a minority Muslim group Kayamkhani that is found mainly in
the central and northern Rajasthan districts of Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Nagaur
Courtesy: Hindustan Times