Mustafa, a 18-year-old student of Veerashaiva College near Bellary city in Karnataka has just cleared his II PU exam with 80% marks and topped his college. But unlike other students, Mustafa has achieved this feat by writing the exam with his toes.
Mustafa was born disabled, with no hands, to Dasgir Sab, a lorry driver, and Maqbul Banu. They currently live in Kolagal village.
Mustafa, who also scored 74% marks in his SSLC exam, refused all help that is provided to the disabled for writing exams.
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“Neither did I take any assistance to write the exam, nor did I take exemption for writing language papers,” he said in an interview to The Hindu.
Mustafa scored 93 in Kannada, 70 in English, 82 in history, 60 in economics, 86 in political science and 83 in social studies. He wants to apply for the re-evaluation of his economics paper.
Mustafa’s teachers are proud of his achievement and have nothing but good words for their student who dreams of becoming an IAS officer and serving his country.
His teacher K. Gadilingappa told India Today: “I was transferred to Kolagal around six years ago, and I was astonished and proud to see that Mustafa was independent and faced challenges on his own. Seeing his self-confidence and positive attitude, I helped him get a scholarship for the disabled and gave him moral support to motivate him.”