Achintya Krishna was selected to be part of the NBA Academy India in Greater Noida in 2017, which houses some of the best upcoming hoopsters of the country.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X examinations results were released on Monday in which 16 lakh of the 17.6 lakh students who had appeared have passed.
Pan India, the top position was shared by 13 students, who secured 99.8 per cent (499/500).
As many as 13 students topped in the country with a score of 499 out of 500. Students belonged to Uttar Pradesh (8), Rajasthan (2), Haryana (1), Punjab (1)and Kerala (1).
While Pyda Hari Sundar from Science stream scored 486 marks out of 500, Mundunuri Jahnavai of Commerce scored 462 marks.
While Sheetal, a Science student, secured 98.2 per cent marks in the exam, Ishita Patnaik has emerged topper in Commerce stream by securing 97.2 per cent.
Jayanth V, student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Baglur, son of V Varadaraju, a handloom weaver, had lost his mother two years ago to multiple organ failure.
Two from Bengaluru score 493 out of 500 in CBSE 12th; five state toppers from the city.
Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas fared better among all other institutions with pass percentage of 99.01, but again marginally less compared to 2018 when 99.45% of them passed.
Maalavika A of Believers Church Residential School Kuttapuzha, Tiruvalla, and Varsha Vijay of Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1 in West Hill, Calicut, emerged as Kerala toppers with 496 marks.
Every rank holder aspires to become a civil service officer, doctor, engineer or to reach similar positions.
Overall, as per the institution-wise pass percentage Chennai region has witnessed a marginal drop in performance compared to previous year.
'I am on cloud nine as I had not expected this kind of result but now I feel it would have been perfect to get one more mark and have 100 in English. I regret that now,' Shukla said.
Pulkit studied at a private school in Noida, a government official said. Several Delhi ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, congratulated Sunita Kejriwal on Twitter.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's son Pulkit Kejriwal scored 96.4 per cent and Union Minister Smriti Irani's son Zohr Irani secured 91 per cent marks.