☝️ The all-nighters spent studying in the kitchen of her modest 300 sqft home that she shares with her parents and three younger siblings, the limited resources and the apprehensions over whether she would even clear an exam that thousands of hopefuls take, proved every bit worthwhile for Mumbra girl Zarin Khan, when she topped the country in the chartered accountancy (CA) intermediate examination
📚 4,094 students took the exam held in the old syllabus
😊 She is among the first generation of learners to pursue a professional course in her family. While her father, who could study only till class IX, is a mechanic, her mother is a homemaker. Seeing their oldest sibling ace the CA exam, her sister and brothers are now keen to pursue academics more seriously. Her younger sister has completed BSc and is working. “As no one is well educated in the family I wasn’t even aware about the courses available or what I should pursue. It was not until 2017 after I completed my graduation that I applied for CA. Later, I did an internship for a year, post which I worked in a Thane-based company. I used the money to pay for my CA classes.” After completing her articleship, Khan will pursue her CA final exams.