The son of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and brother of former Hizb commander Burhan Wani have passed their higher secondary school examinations with distinction.
Both Galib Guru and Naveed Aalam, who took the exam in science stream, have secured distinction marks in the exam conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Examination (JKBOSE).
According to JKBOSE, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates qualified the exam held in November previous year. He scored 68 in General English, 86 in Physics, 76 in Chemistry, 79 in Biology and 79 in Environmental Science, bringing his total to 388/500. The overall percentage this year is 61.44 with girls outshining the examination. "I am happy to know about Ghalib doing so well", said the Mirwaiz.
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Talking to New Indian Express, Ghalib said he misses his father. Galib, who was just two when his father was arrested, had passed his class X board examination in 2015 with 95% marks. "They encouraged me to concentrate on studies saying there are ups and downs in the life".
On his future plans, he said he is preparing for medical entrance examination. "The NEET exam will be held on May 7 and I will give 100 per cent to clear the exam and become a doctor". "My father always wanted me to be a doctor, rather a heart specialist and I will try my level best to fulfill his dream". Once my mother came to know about my results, she couldn't hide her emotions, " he said, adding that his aim is to pursue a career in the field of medicine.
Several others also congratulated the young lad. Burhan Wani's death in an encounter with special forces had triggered a turmoil in the Valley, which went on for nine months.