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She battled disability, unsupportive family to crack civil services exam


Ummul Kher has been living with fragile bone disorder since she was a kid. To make things worse, when she was 14 years old, her parents cut off all ties with her, as she wanted to study further.

She did not let that discourage her and went on to pursue her masters in Delhi.

This week, Ummul cracked the civil services exam in her first attempt. 28-year-old Ummul got an all India rank of 420 and hopes to get into the IAS under the disability quota.

Ummul says that she has no anger towards her family as they were brought up in an environment that shaped their thinking. She has improved her relationship with them and plans to visit them in Rajasthan.

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