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CBSE Class 12 results: Students from Mumbai share success stories

The CBSE Class 12 results were declared on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2018 00:49 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
Hindustan Times
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Mukund Muralidharan who scored 76.5% in his CBSE Class 12 exams.(HT Photo)

A lump in his jaw compelled 18-year-old Mukund Muralidharan to take off four precious months from school last year in the run up to the crucial Class 12 exams.

Although, Muralidharan, who scored 76.5% in his Class 12 boards, was relieved to find out that the tumour was benign, he had to undergo a complete jaw replacement in July 2017 to stop the tumour from spreading. The post-surgery recovery took longer than he expected.

“I was out of school for four months because the post-surgery recovery took more time than expected. I am glad my school teachers worked very hard with me to ensure that I made up for the lost time,” said the gritty student R N Podar School in Santacruz (West). Muralidharan sat for extra lectures every day after school to catch up on the syllabus he had missed out on. “Regular studies and support of my teachers ensured I gave my best,” said Muralidharan, who wants to pursue his dream career of a commercial pilot.

TWIN WIN FOR BROTHERS WHO ARE 1 MARK APART

The Namboodiri household had double reason to cheer as 17-year-old twin brothers Akhil and Nikhil missed identical scores by just one mark.

“As we studied together throughout the year, even our scores tried to match up in the end,” said Nikhil, who scored 475 out of 500 or 95% in his Class 12 exams. Akhil scored 474 on 500 or 94.8%. “Even our interests are the same. If we are not studying, we are either practicing volleyball in school or playing cricket,” said Nikhil.

The brothers said discipline helped them more than a schedule. “It is more important to be regular than follow a routine. We were very attentive in class, and after school we studied together and solved previous question papers before we appeared for the exams,” said Akhil.

The brothers have appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced test and are awaiting results. “We both aim for the computer science branch at one of the best Indian Institute of Technologies,” added Nikhil.

First Published: May 27, 2018 00:49 IST