Kolhan had a reason to cheer after Mumal Rajpurohit beat of bouts chicken pox and Covid-19 and a road accident to crack UPSC 2019, while Shantanu Kumar Singh from Bhumij tribe, two brothers from a family and the son of a police official from Birsanagar also cleared the exam, the results of which were declared on Tuesday evening.
Mumal, daughter of Jamshedpur chief forest conservator Jabbar Singh, was happy to have achieved a 173rd All India Rank (AIR) in UPSC this year in her fourth attempt.
“I got infected with chicken pox 21 days ahead of my preliminary exams, met with a road accident a day ahead of Mains and had tested positive for Covid in Delhi two months before the interview round. Time management is the key to crack the civil services exams,” said Mumal on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Kansa panchayat in Dhalbhumgarh block of Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum) district was also full of celebrations as Shantanu Kumar Singh, son of Kansa mukhiya Purna Chandra Singh, secured AIR 654 .
He is perhaps the first tribal youth from the district to have cracked the UPSC.
He is presently posted as a trainee deputy collector in Jamtara after cracking the JPSC. His father was a bank employee prior to becoming a ‘mukhiya’ after retirement, while his mother Lakshmi Rani Sardar is a government teacher.
Former Jharkhand chief factory inspector Arun Kumar Mishra’s son Kumar Shivashish secured AIR 108.
Another UPSC ranker from Jamshedpur, however, is Priyank Kishor from Birsanagar locality of Jamshedpur who secured AIR 61 in