Bilkeesa has three children including two daughters and a son. Her eldest daughter is eight years old and studies in second class.
“Bilkeesa is young and she is intelligent since childhood. We encouraged her to appear in the exams because we were confident she could do it,” says Bilkeesa’s school friend.
“We are very proud that she has emerged as the topper in the Board exam. She has set an example for the women who are unable to continue studies after marriage. One can continue or resume their studies at any age. Nothing is impossible,” the friend said.
- Pertinently, as many as 25078 candidates appeared in the board exam, this year. As per the figures available at JK BOSE gazette, only 8934 could pass making the pass percentage 35.62%. (TK)