Srinagar, May 7: As always the results of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination brings with it another tale of inspiration for the country. This year, Shah Faisal, a Kashmiri doctor, hit headlines for creating history by becoming first Kashmiri to top the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination.
Dr Shah Faisal had to face a lot of demons in the past before reaching his stage in his life. Shah Faisal lost his father nine years ago when an unidentified gunman shot him down in the border district of Kupwara.
His father was a school teacher who left behind Faisal's mother, Mebeena Begum, with three children to take care of.
Faisal, who has seen several hardships in life, always achieved the best. He topped even his Class 10 to take up MBBS from the Srinagar medical college.
What is more striking about Faisal and his current achievement that he was a socially active youngster. He has been an active member of the RTI movement in Jammu Kashmir.
Shah Faisal's success story reminds the country yet again that adversities in life fail to destroy the determination of the strong.