[An emotional Keerti Vispute talks to media as her husband Dilip Vispute looks on (ummid.com photo)]
Malegaon: Bhagyashree Dilip Vispute, who cracked the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 had topped all four years of B.Pharm exams in course to becoming India's top civil servant.
While talking to ummid.com, Bhagyashree's parents were emotional when recalled how the young girl, only second from Malegaon to reach to the top post, studied for 15-16 hours every day.
"For her Diwali or Dessehra didn't matter. When people were busy celebrating and enjoying festival, Bhagyashree will confine herself to her bedroom and study", Dilip Vispute, Bhagyashree's father, a jeweller, said.
He said while preparing for the Civil Services exams she made it sure that her B.Pharm score should not go down.
"She studied for both the courses simultaneously and topped throughout all four year exams of B. Pharm", he added.
Bhagyshree cleared UPSC Civil Services exams in her third attempt. She secured 103rd rank scoring 1036 marks - 879 in Written Test and 157 in Personal Interview.
"After 2015 exams we were all confident that she will crack the exams. But, she failed in personal interview by just few marks", her mother Keerti Vispute recalled.
"It was a totally unexpected result for all of us. We were all shocked and grieving. But, Bhagyashree solaced her from New Delhi and reaffirmed that she will make it next time. And, she finally did it", she said.
Bhagyashree is one among 13 candidates from Maharashtra who have found place in the list of 1,099 lucky recommended for the key civil services posts in India.
The list is based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination 2016 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in December, 2016 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-May, 2017.
Bhagyashree Vispute is second from Malegaon city to crack the coveted Civil Services exams conducted by the UPSC.
Qaiser Abdul Haque IAS is the first from Malegaon to clear the UPSC Civil Services exams. IAS Mohammad Qaiser, who is currently posted in Chhattisgarh, stood 32nd among 472 successful candidates in 2007.
Bhagyashree Vispute was away in New Delhi when results were released. She reached Malegaon Saturday night to a rousing welcome.