When you understand the virtual importance of parents’ struggle in the early stages of your career, it is pretty much certain that you are bound to achieve great things in life. The heart knows everything and that’s why we come across a phrase, ‘Touch your heart and say whether are you doing something useful in your life?’.
The humans are here for a purpose and that’s a fact. Some seek inspiration and get the necessary backing that they want whereas the others have the a fierce fire in their bellies to achieve something great in their lives knowing the hardships that they have gone through by far.
Inspirational story of Ansar Ahmad who cracked UPSC exams to become the youngest IAS officer
Ansar Ahmad has done something special which others can only dream of. Despite facing the difficulties in his career, he didn’t let the negativity get the better of him as he managed to tackle every snippet of move to clear one of the toughest UPSC civil service exams at the age of 21.
He was so obsessed about his academics as he always desired to have a bright career. Ansar always knew what to do to steer the family into the comfort zone. Going from strength to strength, he fought against all the odds and gave absolutely everything to crack the exam when lakhs of people attended.
He was one among the hundreds to clear the test in his first attempt in 2015, in what turned out to be an absolute peach of an achievement. He essayed a flamboyant AIR 361 at 21 years, beating Roman Saini who was 22 when he became an IAS officer. He carved out a reputation for himself as a bright student and set a perfect example for others.
Yonus Shaikh Ahmad, father of Ansar is an autorickshaw driver from Jalna’s Shedgaon village in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Ansar’s mother worked in fields. His younger brother, Anees dropped out of school in class VII and worked in garage in a bid to support the family and help his brother prepare for the IAS exam.
Ansar Ahmad has his say:
“I was marginalized by three different categories. I am from a backward undeveloped region, I hail from a poor economic background and I belong to a minority community. I will tackle all these issues as an administrator since I have witnessed these issues at close quarters,” Shaikh added.
“My brother, a garage hand, supported me throughout, without which this would have been impossible to achieve. I am indebted to him,” Shaikh said as his mother and other relatives hugged him.
“Education has never been a watchword in my family. My father, a rickshaw driver, has three wives. My mother is the second wife. My younger brother dropped out of school and my two sisters were married off at an early age. When I told them that I had cleared the UPSC and in all likelihood will be an IAS officer, they were stunned shocked,” said Ansar who got IAS posting in West Bengal cadre.
“I was marginalized by three different categories. I am from a backward undeveloped region, I hail from a poor economic background and I belong to a minority community. I will tackle all these issues as an administrator since I have witnessed these issues at close quarters.”
“There is no alternative to hard work. During my struggle, my friends helped me a lot mentally and financially and even my coaching academy waived a portion of fees due to my poor financial condition,” he concluded.