Ghalib Guru, son of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged three years back, has scored an impressive 95% marks in the 10th standard examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Examination.
Ghalib secured 474 marks out of 500, according to the results declared on Sunday.
He has secured ‘A1’ grade in all five subjects.
Ghalib’s performance in the examinations became a talking point on the social media with many lauding the boy “for excelling despite hardships”.
Afzal Guru was hanged to death on February 9 in 2013 following his conviction in the Parliament attack case. However, the topper in the class was a boy from Awantipora in Pulwama district.
While the family was not immediately available for comment, a year after her husband , Guru, was hanged, Tabasum Guru had told Hindustan Times that all she wanted was a “normal and peaceful life” for her family.
“We are a normal family. I want my son to lead a normal life. We have nothing to do with politics,” Tabasum had said.
In a 2013 interview to Kashmiri news outlet Kashmir Monitor, Ghalib had said that 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,” said Ghalib, who loves reading science books and playing cricket, the report said.
“When I visited him in August, papa gifted me a copy of the Koran and a book on science, which I have preserved,” he said.
(With inputs from agencies)