Rickshaw Puller Son from Kashmir UPSC IES Exam Rank 2
Rickshaw Puller Son from Kashmir UPSC IES Exam Rank 2. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has bagged second place in the prestigious Indian Economic Service (IES) examination conducted by the Tanvir Ahmed Khan Union Public Service Commission at Nigenpora Kund village in Kulgam district. Tanvir comes from a poor family, but financial constraints did not prevent him from dreaming big. His father was a farmer in summer and a seasonal rickshaw puller in Punjab.
Khan faced financial constraints while studying but he was always encouraged by the support of his family. Khan said living in a remote village where basic amenities are lacking, especially in the case of the internet, makes it very difficult for students here. He said students here have to go elsewhere to use full-speed internet. Tanvir Ahmad Khan went to the Government Degree College Boys in Anantnag where he completed his bachelor’s degree in compound art. Khan graduated in Economics from the University of Kashmir in 2018. He later went to Calcutta to do MPhil and was also preparing for IES. In addition to her parents, Khan credits her mother who is a teacher by profession for facing every hardship to ensure her quality education.
My parents and especially my uncle helped me a lot financially and emotionally, he said. In his message to the youth, Tanvir said they should think outside and look for career options. The youth of Jammu and Kashmir are bright people who can excel in every field and should look for alternative careers rather than conventional ones.