Afzal Guru's son, Wani's brother win hearts with exam success

Doris Richards
January 12, 2018

Galib Guru, the son of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, on Thursday, passed his higher secondary school examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) with a distinction.

Galib secured distinction in science stream by bagging 88 per cent marks in the examination, the result of which was declared today by J&K State Board of School Education. He had secured 474 marks out of 500 and scored an A1 grade.

A JKBOSE official said as many as 55,163 students had appeared in the examination, out of which 33,893 students have qualified. He scored 68 in General English, 86 in Physics, 76 in Chemistry, 79 in Biology and 79 in Environmental Science, bringing his total to 388/500.

Talking to New Indian Express, Ghalib said he misses his father. "For me, it was a moment of happiness when I saw a smile on the face of my mother after a long time".

In 2016, Galib had secured 95 per cent marks in the Class X boards. The 17-year-old also has a backup plan - preparing for civil services in case he can't clear the medical entrance examination.

He said his father wanted him to become a doctor. "It is the dream of my parents and family that I become a doctor and I will try to fulfill it", he said. Burhan Wani's death in an encounter with special forces had triggered a turmoil in the Valley, which went on for nine months.

"A big shout out to Ghalib Afzal Guru on clearing his 12th class exams with flying colours- 441 marks. Rise and shine!" Sarah Hayat, additional spokesperson of National Conference tweeted. Ghalib has definitely proven "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".

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