Sewing Success: The Mother Behind the Judge's Robe!

The dedicated couple's journey bore fruit in the form of three accomplished sons: a software engineer, a bank manager, and a recent PCS J exam passer, now a judge. The woman, never anticipating that the film's reality would become her own unique story, is overcome with emotion, recalling the struggles they endured and the tears of happiness that now fill her eyes.
Ahad Ahmed
Ahad Ahmed Satyaprakash Bharti, The Mooknayak

Prayagraj: In Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, a remarkable tale unfolds, tracing its origins to 1985 when a woman from a devout Muslim family was deeply moved by a film she watched. This film depicted a woman who, like her, taught children by sewing clothes. Inspired by the film's unwavering spirit, she resolved to mirror this dedication in her own life. As a tailor, she worked tirelessly day and night, while her husband managed a modest puncture repair shop.

This dedicated couple's journey bore fruit in the form of three accomplished sons: a software engineer, a bank manager, and a recent PCS J exam passer, now a judge. The woman, never anticipating that the film's reality would become her own unique story, is overcome with emotion, recalling the struggles they endured and the tears of happiness that now fill her eyes.

The Mooknayak team, moved by this extraordinary story, travelled 208 kilometers from Lucknow to meet this family. In 1985, the film "Ghar Dwar," starring Sachin, closely paralleled their life's narrative. The film's impact was profound, particularly on Afsana, residing in Barai Harakh village, Nawabganj, Prayagraj.

Afsana's husband's income from bicycle repairs was insufficient to meet the family's expenses and educate their children. In the face of these financial challenges, Afsana began sewing work and used her earnings to educate her children. Her dedication, coupled with her sons' hard work, culminated in Ahad Ahmed passing the PCS J exam on his first attempt. As the tears of joy flowed freely upon hearing the results, the memories of their arduous journey came flooding back.

The Mooknayak team visited Ahad Ahmed's home in Nawabganj, Prayagraj, gaining insights into the family's struggles. They also witnessed the family's bicycle repair shop, which had been operational since 1985.

The humble abode of the family
The humble abode of the familySatyaprakash Bharti, The Mooknayak

Shahzad Ahmed, Ahad's father, shared his perspective, emphasizing Ahad's simplicity and adaptability. He fondly recounted their humble beginnings and how they never envisioned the tremendous opportunities that lay ahead. With one son now a judge, another a software engineer, and the third a bank manager, they take pride in their children's remarkable achievements.

Ahad Ahmed is the third of four siblings, and his parents ensured that all their children received an education. This heart warming narrative exemplifies the transformative power of determination and education, showcasing how a family's relentless pursuit of knowledge can lead to extraordinary success.

Ahad Ahmed began his schooling at Saraswati Vidya Mandir near Patel Nagar Tiraha, completing classes one to five. Financial constraints led him to enroll in a government school for class six, the Pre-Secondary School, Barai Harakh. His educational pursuit continued, and he completed studies up to the eighth grade.

In ninth grade, Ahad secured admission to GIC Government Inter College, Allahabad, marking a significant step in his academic journey. He furthered his education by pursuing a BA LLB degree at Allahabad University, setting the stage for his legal career.

In 2019, Ahad embarked on his professional journey by entering the legal realm, practicing in the prestigious Allahabad High Court. However, the onset of the lockdown due to the pandemic prompted a shift in his focus. During this time, he dedicated himself to preparing for the PCS-J (Provincial Civil Services - Judicial) examination.

Ahad's dedication and preparation for the PCS-J exam were meticulous. His performance in the pre-exam exceeded expectations, with over 320 marks correctly answered compared to a merit requirement of around 280. Following the pre-exam success, he diligently prepared for the Mains exam. Recognizing the importance of comprehensive preparation, Ahad sought coaching assistance, but initially faced challenges as many institutions were not accepting external students and lacked practice paper resources.

Undeterred, Ahad sought the guidance of Mujeeb Siddiqui, who provided invaluable support and mentorship. Despite an initial setback of scoring only 110 marks in a practice paper, Ahad persisted. His determination and hard work paid off as he improved significantly, with Siddiqui even remarking that his work resembled that of a seasoned judge.

Ahad successfully cleared the Mains exam, but the final hurdle was the interview stage. He faced a formidable board, including two retired judges and the dean of a prestigious college. The interview primarily focused on practical questions rather than academic subjects, posing a unique challenge. While Ahad confidently answered some questions, others left him feeling uneasy. Upon leaving the interview, he and his family had mixed feelings, believing they could have performed better.

 Ahad's hard work and perseverance ultimately led to a triumphant outcome.
Ahad's hard work and perseverance ultimately led to a triumphant outcome. Satyaprakash Bharti, The Mooknayak

Despite these reservations, Ahad's hard work and perseverance ultimately led to a triumphant outcome. When the results were released on August 30, the UP Public Service Commission announced his success. Remarkably, Ahad refrained from checking the results himself, trusting that a friend would convey the news. As anticipated, a friend called to inform him that he had passed and secured the 157th rank.

The revelation left Ahad in disbelief. He double-checked the results repeatedly, verifying roll numbers and confirming the spelling of his name. With certainty established, he first rushed to share the momentous news with his mother, exclaiming, "Mother, I have become a judge."

Ahad's mother, Afsana, who lacked formal education, recounted her determination inspired by the film "Ghar Dwar," in which a woman taught children to sew. This inspiration led her to take up sewing, and Ahad would often assist her by stitching petticoats for 10 rupees each. Their combined efforts supplemented the family's income.

Ahad's father, Shahzad, fondly described Ahad as a humble and adaptable son. Despite having a minimal pocket money while studying and starting his career, Shahzad expressed pride in Ahad's accomplishments. Their family's remarkable journey has yielded a judge, a software engineer, and a bank manager among their children.

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