IAS 2016: For Mattan, Athar is Khursheed After 34 Years



After gap of 34 years, Mattan in South Kashmir erupts in joy again. The news reaching this modest village that Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan, a young boy from the area has secured second place in the elite Indian Administrative Service Examination takes the residents back to 1980’s.

Khursheed Ahmad Ganai
Khursheed Ahmad Ganai

Lost in memories, it was 1982 when the village witnessed something impossible; an IAS qualifier, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai. Ganai and Khan have many things in common, which the residents term as ‘coincidence and pleasant surprise’.

Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan
thar Aamir ul Shafi Khan

Ganai was trained engineer of same village who secured second position. After 34 years, Khan, a trained engineer is again second position holder. “Legacy continues’ is what a resident of area Ghulam Muhammad Mir told Kashmir Life.


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