Source: Times of India

Zarine Khan, daughter of a garage mechanic, achieves All India Rank-1 in CA intermediate exam

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: Zareen Khan, whose father works in a garage in Maharashtra, has achieved All India Rank-1 in the examination of CA Intermediate Old Course.  She beat over 4,000 candidates to secure the first position.

She used to study all night to focus better as in the daytime, there is too much noise in her area. After completing her graduation she worked in a company to pay for her preparation coaching classes. ”I did an internship for a year, post which I worked in a Thane-based company. I used the money to pay for my CA classes,” she said while speaking to Times of India.

Khan was facilitated by State housing minister Jitendra Awhad on Thursday.

She is live in an around 300 sqft house in Mumbra. Her father is a mechanic and her mother is homemaker. Zarine is among the first ones in her family to apply for a professional course. Khan’s younger brothers are now inspired by her and aims to take their studies more seriously. Her sister has done B.sc and is currently employed.

”As no one is well educated in the family I wasn’t even aware about the courses available or what I should pursue. It was not until 2017 after I completed my graduation that I applied for CA.”

She says that she had not even imaged to get the top rank. ”I had not expected to be a ranker, let alone be the first in the country as I was too scared to even take the exam… With my family strongly backing me, I decided to take the exam last year.”

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