Kashmir Boy Tops Civil Services Exams

SRINAGAR A 23-year-old Kashmiri IIT graduate on Tuesday made it to the second rank in the coveted civil services final list for this year.
Hailing from South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan has secured second place in the prestigious 2015 IAS examination, the results of which were declared today.
Athar of Devipora village in Mattan joined IIT Roorkee and completed his Engineering from IIT Himachal Pradesh in July 2014.
Athar has cracked all professional entrance examinations in 2009-10 and became the youngest boy, 22, from valley to qualify the exam.
He had qualified CET in Kashmir and even joined Government Medical College Jammu but pursued his ‘IIT dream’.
He is among the eight from Jammu and Kashmir selected in the prestigious Indian Administrative Service. Besides Athar, Sheema Nabi Qasba (209), Baseer-ul-Haq, Ruveda Salam, Afaq Giri, Deeba Farhat, Choudhary Yaseen and Ankit Koul.
Athar did his schooling from Iqbal Memorial Institute, Islamabad upto Matric and twelfth from Tyndale Biscoe, Srinagar in 2009.
Sheema Nabi Qasba daughter of Dr G N Qasba ex-SMC Commissioner has qualified the IAS.
Sheema completed her B.A., LL.B. (Honours) from National Law University, Jodhpur. She worked with a leading law firm in New Delhi before qualifying IAS.
A total of 1,078 candidates cleared the UPSC exam — 499 from the general category, 314 from the other backward classes, 176 from the scheduled castes and 89 from the scheduled tribes.




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