Papa knew that I want to become a doctor and would always tell me to work hard. He used to repeat this whenever I visited him in jail—Ghalib Guru
The son of hanged Parliament attack convict Afsal Guru has scored an impressive 95 per cent marks in the 10th standard examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, reports said.
Ghalib Guru scored 474 marks out of the total 500 and scored 'A1' in all five subjects, reports citing the results declared on Sunday said.
Ghalib's achievement has become a talking point on social media, with many lauding him “excelling despite hardships”.
Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged three years ago for the attack on Parliament in 2001, after he was convicted of helping organise arms for the gunmen who made the attack and a place for them to stay. He always maintained his innocence.
According to reports, Ghalib is ranked 19th in the state and second in his class. The topper in the class is a boy from Awantipora in Pulwama district, reports said.
In an earlier interview to a Kashmiri news outlet, Ghalib has said he wanted to be a doctor. “Papa knew that I want to become a doctor and would always tell me to work hard. He used to repeat this whenever I visited him in jail,” Ghalib has been quoted as saying.
“When I visited him in August, papa gifted me a copy of the Koran and a book on science, which I have preserved."