UPSC 2nd topper IAS Animesh Pradhan shares interview day picture with late mother; leaves internet in tears

Animesh Pradhan from Odisha secured AIR-2 in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023 on his first try, despite losing both parents at critical times. He honored his late mother in a touching social media post, sharing a selfie taken on his interview day.

UPSC 2nd topper IAS Animesh Pradhan shares interview day picture with late mother

Odisha boy Animesh Pradhan created history by securing an impressive AIR-2 in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023, that too in his very first attempt. Despite losing both his parents at crucial junctures of his life, Animesh proved that ‘nothing is impossible’ if you have the right grit and determination.

In a heartwarming post on his 'X' handle, Animesh remembered his late mother who was his support system after the untimely demise of his father. After losing his father at a tender age, when he was in his first year of college, his mother was his only support system and the main reason for him becoming an IAS officer.