‘Yuvraj Singh’ of Jharkhand battles cancer to score 95% in CBSE Class 12 Exam

Indian star cricketer MS Dhoni resides in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Every state in India is special. We generally attribute a person’s success to the land that they hail from. A Ranchi boy has done the state & country proud by battling cancer and securing 95% in the CBSE Class 12 Board Examinations.

Ranchi boy Tushar Rishi crossed the 90% mark in the CBSE Class 12 Board examination despite being diagnosed with cancer. Rishi had to visit the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi every 3 months for a check up. The boy ended up with 95% without any additional coaching. He scored:

95 in English

95 in Physics

93 in Mathematics

89 in computer

100 in Fine Arts

Rishi believes that studying regularly reduces the pressure of exams. He said that he was in a much better condition now, but had to visit AIIMS once in every 3-4 months for checkups and updates on his health.

It wasn’t easy for 19 year old Rishee, a student of the Delhi Public School. The struggle started in 2014 when Rishi was detected with cancer in his left knee and failed to appear for the Class 10 board exams.

“The bone cancer was detected just after my Class 10 mock exams in 2014. I was under chemotherapy for around 11 months. It has obviously changed me a lot, but I try and stay focused on my academics,” Rishi said.

But Rishi was not be deterred. He returned with flying colors and secured a perfect 10 CGPA in 2015. Rishi, unlike other science students, doesn’t want to take up engineering. He has plans of pursuing graduation in English or economics from the University of Delhi. His mother, Ritu Agarwal, is a professor at the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, and father Shashi Bhushan Agarwal works with the state agriculture department.

Rishi’s mother said that she was very happy to see her son battle cancer. She says it was very difficult for him. Being a mother she hopes that her son achieves all his career goals. Rishi has written a book about his struggle with cancer. His book, ‘The Patient Patient’ is doing very well on Amazon. His parents are proud of him as the boy aced both Class 10 & 12 exams while battling cancer & without any additional coaching.

His fight with cancer continues, but let’s hope and pray that he becomes the Yuvraj Singh in his area of interest.

Source & Credit: Hindustan Times

Alok Shetty