Ranchi: In an outstanding performance by a 19-year-old cancer-stricken student, Tushar Rishi from Ranchi, managed to score a whopping 95 percent in the recently declared Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board examination results, 2017 – a rare feat which many other healthy students could not achieve despite being hale and hearty.
Tushar says he has to visit AIIMS in every three to four months for check-ups and updates on his health. As per Hindustan Times, he scored 95 in English, 95 in Physics, 93 in Mathematics, 89 in Computer and 100 in Fine Arts.
“I have seen him battle cancer and I know how difficult it was for him. I hope he stays healthy and achieves all his career goals,” his mother, Ritu Agarwal, a professor at the Birla Institute of Technology, told HT.
Tushar was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left knee just after his class 10 mock exams in 2014. Following the detection of knee cancer, he underwent chemotherapy for around 11 months.
After he completed his chemotherapy in 2015, he appeared for the 10th board exams, in which he scored a perfect 10 CGPA.
Despite being a cancer patient, he stayed focussed on his studies and continued to excell in his academics.
Tushar also authored a book titled, “Patient Patient” about his struggle with cancer. His book was published by Westland Books. Tushar plans to pursue his gradiuation in either English or Economics from the University of Delhi