Hammad Ali, first Muslim boy to get 90% marks in Bihar matric exam

By Mudassir Rizwan, TwoCircles.net,

Patna: He comes from a humble family and studies about 16-18 hours a day. The result must not be unexpected. Hammad Ali of Rajender High School in Siwan has got sixth position in Bihar board examination 2010 for class X. With 90.4% marks, he has created history for the Muslim community in the state.

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Ali, in fact, is among 11 students in entire state who have got 90% or above marks this year, first time in the history of Bihar School Examination Board. And he is only Muslim among them. The highest marks getter among the Muslim students last year was Muhammad Shah Jahan. He had got rank 9 with 86.6% marks. The results for Bihar board examination 2010 were declared on May 22.

“I feel good,” says Ali expressing his feeling on this achievement. Eldest son of a high school teacher and part time homeopathy doctor, Ali (14.5 years old) gives credit for his success to his father and homemaker mother.

“I did hard work. I study about 16-18 hours a day,” says Hammad Ali.

About his ambition, he tells TCN: “I want to crack IIT-JEE and become an engineer.”

Out of total marks of 500, Ali has got 452: Urdu (90) Hindi (87) Maths (86), Natural Science (93), Social Science (96) and English (60).

Ali’s father Khursheed Anwar spends most of what he earns on the education of his four children. He has high dreams about them. Ali’s elder sister is doing IA from Islamia College, Siwan. His two younger brothers are also studying in schools.

Topper in Bihar board exam this year is Anupam Neha (92.8%) of SS Girls High School, Biharsharif. In top five there are four girls and one boy.