New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl has cleared the Class 12 exams of the Madhya Pradesh state board. But unfortunately, Tanishka Chandran's stunning victory comes days after she lost her father and both grandfathers.
Tanishka is the daughter of Kannur native Sujith Chandran. Her mother Anuba is a native of Jhansi.
Tanishka Chandran is said to be the youngest student to clear the Class 12 exams in Madhya Pradesh. A commerce student, she cleared the board exam with 62.8 per cent marks. She also secured good marks in English and Hindi. She had passed the Class 10 exams last year and had sought special permission to write the Class 12 board exams this year.
Tanishka's father Sujith had succumbed to COVID-19 on July 2. Sujith's father K C Chandran, 81, had also died of COVID-19 on June 13. And her maternal grandfather Avasthi died in May.
Chandran had reached Indore as part of his job with the railways. Then he settled down in Ambikapuri. Sujith was running a school 'Little Champs' at Indore.
Tanishka, who joined Class 1 when she was just three years old, was home-schooled since 2015. Sujith guided Tanishka, who was a bright student from a young age, said her mother Anubha.
Tanishka said that she dedicated the victory to her father and grandfathers. She plans to write the BCom exam next year and then prepare for the Civil Services exam.
A student of noted dancer Ragini Makkar, Tanishka had also participated in the world dance competition in Bulgaria.