Two young men from Ludhiana bagged the 17th and 64th ranks in the civil services exam, results of which were out on Tuesday. Amit Pal Sharma, who bagged the 139th rank last year and got to 17th this time, is an MBBS doctor and currently an under-training officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) posted at Hyderabad. His brother Ajay Pal also has the MBBS degree and is an IPS officer currently posted in Uttar Pradesh.
Their father Amarjit Sharma, who retired as a Punjab government school teacher, said, “Amit wanted to become an IAS officer and thus gave the exam again this year and excelled. He believed in self-study and used to work very hard. I am proud of both my sons.”
“Amit was in Ujjain on duty and was returning to Hyderabad when he got the news. He was thrilled,”
he added. It was Amit’s third attempt. In his first attempt, he had been selected for allied services, but he took another shot at the exam to get to 139th. Amit completed his MBBS from Government Medical College, Patiala, and wanted to follow in his brother’s footsteps.
Chartered accountant Ayush Sharma, 24, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar here, bagged the 64th rank. This was his first attempt. He did his graduation from Panjab University through correspondence.