Muzammil Khan, a 28-year-old from Hyderabad, secured the 22nd rank in Civil services. He is the topper from Telangana.
He is the son of retired IPS officer Abdul Khayyum Khan, who was the Hyderabad City police commissioner and director general of the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the Telangana government.Now he is the advisor to the Government. AK Khans father was also an IAS officer.
An electrical engineer from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in Rajasthan, Khan gave up a lucrative job in a private firm to prepare for the civil services examination.
“I could make it to the Indian Railway Services in the first attempt, but finally, I could make it to the IAS in my second attempt. I am happy to achieve this rank and feel lucky to get it in the holy month of Ramzan,” Khan told .
Khan took anthropology as his subject in the mains. “I found it a very interesting subject to prepare. I focussed on the subject for one full year and it helped me a lot,” he said.
He said he did not find it tough to prepare for the examination. “It’s enough to study for six hours a day with a perfect planning. That’s it,” he said.
Khan attributed his success to his father, who he said was his role model. “In fact, my entire family stood by me and gave me a lot of encouragement,” Khan added.
Other toppers from the two Telugu states who made it to the top 100 include Mikkilineni Manu Chowdary (36), CV Praveen Aditya (79) and P Anvesha Reddy (80).