Abdullah spent 7 years in an orphanage since his mother was not in a position to raise him due to poverty.

7 years in orphanage to cracking KAS exam, journey was tough for Doda’s Gazi Abdullah

He misplaced his father at a young age of two years and needed to spend seven years at an orphanage in Srinagar’s Bemina due to acute penury again residence in Doda, however his grit and arduous work ultimately paid him wealthy dividends.

24 yr outdated Gazi Abdullah, who belongs to distant Gundna village in Doda district, has ranked 46th within the open benefit checklist among the many 70 qualifiers and fourth within the resident of backward space (RBA) class within the prestigious Kashmir administrative service (KAS) exams, outcomes for which have been declared on Tuesday.

“I was born in 1996 and my father Mohammad Abdullah, a private school teacher, died in 1998. He had picked up arms and joined militancy before being killed in an encounter that year. My mother Nagina Begum never divulged it to me but today when I insisted she eventually told me the truth. Probably she kept it a secret to protect me from going astray. Despite being uneducated, she has been the biggest inspiration and strength for me. She emotionally and morally supported me to come this far,” Abdullah stated.

Doda area was a sizzling mattress of Pak sponsored terrorism within the 1990s.

Abdullah acknowledged that his mom had no choice however to ship him to an orphanage since she had no means to boost him at residence.

“My mother Nagina Begum is uneducated and works on a meagre honorarium of Rs 2,400 per month as an integrated child development services (ICDS) helper. After I passed class 4th from Rafiq memorial academy in Doda, I was sent to an orphanage in Srinagar where I spent seven years,” he stated.

Abdullah recalled the arduous occasions he and his mom needed to undergo.

“We had nothing to eat. Even today she gets paltry honorarium as an ICDS helper. I was sent to the orphanage called welfare educational institute in Srinagar where I studied till class 12. I was one of the 10 toppers in class 10th in Kashmir division,” stated Abdullah.

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The younger man stated that he realized quickly that it was his battle to beat the challenges life had thrown at him.

“After 12th I returned to Doda and started giving private tuitions to meet my expenses. I did my graduation from Doda in life sciences and then my PG in botany from AMU,” he stated.

He stated he cracked the celebrated KAS exams in his very first try.

“I wanted to set an example for others like me. Despite a disturbed past, I never went astray and stayed positive,” he added.

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Abdullah, who by no means took any teaching to crack the KAS exams, stated he was immensely helped in his pursuit by second hand books and free academic materials accessible on the web.