Malegaon: Notwithstanding the fact
that he was under 21 years of age and hence would not be eligible
for the mandatory enrolment at the Institute of Chartered
Accountants for permission to practice, he cracked the 2012 CA
exams and created a record by becoming one among the only few
youngest Chartered Accountants of the country.
Ghalib Anjum Mirza, who belongs to a humble family of Kalwan – a
small town some 100kms to Nashik, was only 20 years and six months
old in May 2012 when he appeared for the CA final exams. When the
results were declared two months later in July, he not only
cleared the exams in his first attempt but also secured the 2nd
rank in the Nashik district.
“The success run of Ghalib has really made us all proud. There are
perhaps only couple of people in the country who had cracked the
CA final exams at this age”, his father Anjum Mirza said on the
sidelines of a function organised in Satana on September 05 to
felicitate his son Ghalib.
Crediting his success to his family and hard work, Ghalib – a
student of Nashik’s KTHM College, recalled how tirelessly he
worked while preparing for the course.
“Besides the support I received from
my parents and uncles, it was the sheer hard work and tactical
study that helped me achieve my target”, he said.
In reply to a question, he allayed the fears of CA aspirants and
advised them to concentrate on article-ship and not to study under
“Against the popular advice, I used
to discuss my seniors - especially those who had failed in the
exams, to enquire about the difficulties they faced and the
reasons why they failed. It made me acquainted to the difficult
situations in advance”, he said.
Interestingly the young Chartered Accountant, who has
simultaneously completed B.Com and currently doing LLB, is not
satisfied with what he has already achieved, and is eying for even
“Audit is my favourite subject and I
am now planning to appear for the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG)
entrance exams”, he said.
SSC: March 2006
HSC: Feb 2008
Common Proficiency Test (CPT): Dec 2008
Article-ship: Jan 2009 – July 2012
CA Entrance: Nov 2010
CA Final – May 2012
(An edited version of
this report also appeared in
today's Times of India).