06 April 2019
Mumbai/New Delhi: Kanishak Kataria, an alumnus of IIT Bombay who has topped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services exam, thanked his girlfriend for her support.
Kataria said to a news agency, "It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister and my girlfriend for the help and moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator and that's exactly my intention."
Kataria is a B.Tech from IIT-Bombay and has been working as a data scientist, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Kataria hails from Rajasthan. Among those congratulated him on his feat was Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who said in a tweet: "Heartiest congratulations to Rajasthan's Kanishak Kataria who has topped the UPSC civil services examination."
A UPSC statement said a total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central services such as IAS, IPS, IRS and IFS.
(With IANS Inputs)