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Prema's dream: Bonanza for CA topper from Mumbai

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Prema Jayakumar
Mumbai, Jan 25: Her achievement is an amazing story of success in challenging circumstances and befittingly she has been inundated with rare gestures.

While Indian Bank offered a manager's position in an unprecedented direct appointment, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan today felicitated Prema Jayakumar for topping the Chartered Accountancy final examination in the country. The Governor announced an award of Rs 1 lakh for her as a token of appreciation. First of the block was Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. She has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to Prema and the DMK's reward is Rs 1 lakh.

At a function held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, the Governor advised 24-year-old Prema to choose her career carefully and to take best care of her parents.

Her father, who migrated from Tamil Nadu to Mumbai about two decades ago, is an auto-rickshaw driver earning a monthly income of about Rs 15,000 to support a family of four. Residing in a crammed one-room chawl in suburban Malad with her parents and brother, the young woman secured the first rank in the CA examination conducted in Nov 2012 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, results of which were announced on Jan 21.

Meanwhile, the Chennai-headquartered Indian Bank has offered Prema posting at a place of her choice after training as it gave her the appointment letter on Thursday.

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