The title says it all. At the young age of 21, this guy has set a new benchmark creating history in time. After clearing the Union Public Service Commission Exam with great results, the 21-year-old has got the position in the All India Rank and became the first youngest IAS officer at this age. Beating all the odds and with huge pride, Ansar Shaikh is making the headlines for all the right reasons. Ansar Shaikh is from Maharashtra and is a son of an auto driver. In fact, he is the only person from his family to get graduated. Today, Ansar holds a rank of 361 in 2016 which is just marvellous.
The struggle is real! Ansar Shaikh had grown up along with his siblings, a brother who studied only till class six and a sister who got married at age of 15. His childhood was not less than a battle where he had seen so much of the real cruel world for that little age. His father, who is an alcohol addict, is an auto driver and by this, we can claim how difficult would it get to run a family with this little income. Ansar’s mother worked in farmland. His father got married thrice and at very young age Ansar had the pressure to look after the family. Not willing to follow up his father’s footsteps, Ansar took a new way which created a history today.
Ansar was always interested in studies and he decided to get a good education. After securing 91 per cent in Class 12th Boards, he won his parents trust and then got their back. Ansar got his education in Marathi medium and later he decided to get further education in Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Pune. With the little savings, Ansar got the education in the Fergusson College and managed for the survival to get education. His competition around never let him distract from his aim and he started to get information about the UPSC.
After filling himself with the required knowledge, Ansar applied for the UPSC process and there he scored 199 out of 275. Ansar is truly a man of great willpower which let him be the kind of person he is today. All the rigorous efforts done by Ansar and his family has nourished in a beautiful way making him the first youngest IAS officer of India at the age of 21 only.