Patna: 24-year-old, Ganesh Kumar has topped Bihar’s Class 12 examinations in the humanities stream and has come into a controversy for not knowing even the simple concepts of the subject.
A resident of Giridih in Jharkhand, studied 250 kilometres away in Bihar at a school that doesn’t have any musical instruments. “I don’t know much about music. I just attended a couple of music classes in the last two years… I never thought I would become a topper,” he told, as per a report of HT.
This is the second consecutive year that the Bihar state board is facing such charges. Last year, Arts topper Ruby Rai topped the Class 12 examination but told reporters that “prodigal science” – she probably meant political science – was about cooking.
Ganesh could also not explain Sur, taal and matra properly and he told that singer Lata Mangeshkar was known as ‘Maithili Kokila’, a title given to folk singer Sharda Sinha, who is from Samastipur.
The school where he studied, is run by a man identified as Abhitendra Kumar, son of a BJP activist Jawahar Prasad Singh. The school was affiliated in 2013 by the Bihar State Education Board.
He was not a regular student of the school and his examination form did not mention his present address. There is no date of admission mentioned in the admission form.
When media people contacted Jawahar Prasad, founder secretary of the school, he said, “I am surprised that he has topped the Arts stream of the Bihar Board.”