Ansar Ahmad Sheikh, the youngest IAS officer of the country will join West Bengal cadre

Ansar Ahmad Sheikh

By Imran Inamdar

Jalna (Maharashtra): Ansar Ahmad Sheikh,  the son of an auto rickshaw driver is all set to become the youngest IAS officer of the country .The 21 year old  Muslim boy from a small village of Jalna district of Maharshtra  cracked UPSC exam-2015 , securing 371st rank and emerged as the youngest IAS officer of the country.

Earlier Roman Saini was the youngest IAS officer  who cleared  UPSC at the age of 22 in 2013.

Speaking to Ansar said that he has got IAS West Bengal cadre.  Ready to join training at Mussoorie from August 27th he said.

It is like dream come true. I thank Almighty for giving me such a majestic reward of my hard work, he attributed his success to the blessings of his parents and sacrifice of his younger brother Anees.

“My brother, a garage hand, supported me throughout, without which this would have been impossible to achieve. I am indebted to him,” an emotional Shaikh had told media persons three months ago when UPSC results were declared.


Ansar’s father is an auto rickshaw driver and the entire family struggled for livelihood.

“I was marginalized by three different categories. I am from a backward undeveloped region, I hail from a poor economic background and I belong to a minority community. I will tackle all these issues as an administrator since I have witnessed these issues at close quarters,” Sheikh had added.

Notably when Sheikh joined Fergusson College in Pune three years ago, he had to change his name to a more acceptable “Shubham” to get accommodation and food without hassles.

Emerging successful in such dire circumstances Ansar has set an example before youth and proved that anything can be achieved through determination.

In the last three months since he qualified the exam nearly 100 NGOs of 22 districts of the state have felicitated him.


  1. May Almighty give him coursge to speak truth and justice throughout his career and protect him from evil of current society.

  2. Great news for minority community excellent success in future. Keep it up your wining goals, we all pray Allah Subhana Ta’alan to Guide us on the Straight Path.
    The path of those whom You have favoured. Not the path of those who earned Your anger – nor of those who are astray. Aameen.

  3. Ansar ‘s achievement is remarkable but more than this is recognition for the sacrifice made by his brother for his education..Ansar is truly great best wishes for his future.

  4. We proud of you brother…As Ansar is the youngest IAS officer for our country, So it is a great achievement and we thanks for joining our state West Bengal….

  5. Dear Mr. Ansar

    While congratulate you on your great achievement (Don’t forget that Almighty Allah SWT has given you an opportunity) Pl use only ONE YARD STICK instead of many in discharging your duties. I have good experience and have seen that most of the officers use many yard sticks.

  6. yes. indeed time has starts. new era begins, many many congradulation to Mr. Ansar sheikh. you should be director, mentor, to whome have to be high profile exams. comunity has dreems on you. Allah bless you. have abright feature.

    with best wishes
    Sheikh zabihullah
    Mysuru, karnataka.

  7. In India, Muslims seeking a due consideration of their political rights, values, culture and identity, now simply seems impossible; even to visualize. Particularly Modi at the helm of affairs the stifling conditions have noticeably exacerbated only. Muslim existence in India virtually stands reduced to a day-to-day battle for mere survival now. However, Kashmir’s poetics of desire have troubled the Indian political class as well as a tiny section of the intelligentsia that indulges in inconsequential political jibes, bringing them short-lived fame among the ‘nationalists’.

  8. allah aapko har unchae pe pahuchaye ye hum sab dil se dua krte hai inshallah aap ko har khushi se nawaje kre

  9. Many many congratulations bhaijaan,
    Allah aapko future m or bhi jyada progress karne ki tofeek ata farmaye.

  10. It is only due to your hard work and determination , God bless you to have better more opportunities in future .

  11. Masha allah hard worked to reach goal as IAS. My hearty congratulations to you.

  12. Thak u sir so super your life and u take care your brother ,mom ,abbajaan , sister and villagers and our Country and also your health ….

  13. Great to hear that Ansar is starting his career, there is so much to be done, patience and perseverance is key to success in government sector as the challenges are too many and path breakers are very few. Those who make it to the end will make a difference to the society. Work for all the human mankind in India, be neutral and steadfast in your decision making. Work with zero bias to caste, colour, background, use wisdom.

  14. I feel sorry for him. He will have to preside on official functions where audiences will be singing National Anthem Jan Gan Man and also Vende Mataram. Owaisi has said that even a knife is put on Muslims throat, no Muslim should sing anti Islamic anthem. Feel sorry for him.


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