Ansar Shaikh, now a renowned name in the country has tremendously etched his name in the history by clearing the UPSC civil services exam at the age of 21! Ansar Ahmad Shaikh cleared the IAS exam in his first attempt, and thus: breaking all the previous records. The zeal and hard-work have eventually contributed in making him stand out of the crowd. UPSC is perhaps one of the toughest exams that one can ever crack. Numerous people take the exam each year and only few could make up to the list. He is the one who scored AIR 361, in the young age of just 21 leaving everyone bewildered.
Ansar Shaikh is the son of Yonus Shaikh Ahmad, who is an autorickshaw driver in Shedgaon village located in Jalna in Maharashtra. His mother also works really hard in fields to ensure better nurture to her family. Ansar’s younger brother also contributes in the family earning and he works in a garage and he dropped out his education in the 7th standard to help his brother to prepare for the IAS exam.
Hard work and dedication can do wonders for you!
The young IAS officer Ansar Shaikh worked for 12 hours a day for around 3 years. He chased his dream of clearing the UPSC exam. Though education wasn’t the priority in his family, he managed to reach the pinnacle of success through his dedication and a fanaticism to learn.
He says that education was not given a priority in their family, since his father, a rickshaw driver has three wives, and the second one is his mother who works hard in the fields to support their family. He adds that his younger brother had to drop out of the school in the class 7th and her sisters were married at an early age. Moreover, he said that his life was quite challenging, especially when the only priority for them was to cover up the basic needs of their family.
Ansar was a bright student from the beginning and he managed to score 91% in his tenth standard. Moreover, the young IAS holds a degree in political science from a college based in Pune. He is one of a kind person who has eventually managed to live with limited resources and insufficient study material. All he had was just a courage and devotion that took him a long way towards his dreams. He is a real motivation for people who blame their family conditions and other such unfavorable circumstances for their failure.
People like Ansar Shaikh are the ones who challenge their destiny and turn things in their favor with their dedication and hard work. One should never ever consider the surrounding conditions as an obstacle in chasing their dreams rather overcome it by consider it a challenge. Ansar is one of the inspirational personals of the country who has achieved great success in their young age.
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