Tahseen Bhanu Dawadi has become the only Muslim candidate from Karnataka to clear the UPSC examination the result of which was declared last week. She was given a rousing reception at her school run by the South Western Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (SWRWWO) in Hubballi on her return from Mumbai.
Tahseen, 24, joined the coaching for the UPSC examination at the Mumbai Haj House, Mumbai, and later from Jamia Milia Islami University’s Residential Coaching center in Delhi.
She has secured 482nd rank in her second attempt. Tahseen, the daughter of a retired railway clerk, was not even able to clear her prelims in the first attempt in 2020.
Her father Khadar Basha, told local newspapers that he was always confident about her daughter’s success. “My two sons and two daughters are all good in academics. It was a proud moment for me when the General Manager, SWR, and the Divisional Railway Manager, Hubballi invited us to their office and honoured my daughter,” Basha told local newspapers.
Tahseen is a graduate of Agriculture Sciences from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. It was three years ago while she was in the last year of her degree course that she decided to sit for the civil services examination.
She has attended the coaching imparted at the Haj House and which is conducted by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. “In my first attempt in 2019, I could not clear even the preliminary exams,” she said. However, this time, she was confident due to her good academic record.
She also took coaching for main and personal interview from the Residential Coaching Academy of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi.
However, she admitted that the 482nd rank out of 680 was a surprise even to her. “I had thought I would be in the bottom five,” she said.
Tahseen’s parents were visited by family, friends, neighbours at their house in the colony of Hubballi’s Ghundikeri, where the atmosphere of excitement continues to exist.
Father Khadar Bhasha and mother Hasina Begum congratulated were being congratulated on their daughter’s achievement. Parents celebrated their daughter's success with a dessert as she returned from Mumbai. Tehseen was also felicitated by the residents of Ghantikeri and the citizens of Hubli.
She told local news channels, "Work in a way that brings fame to parents."
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