This will be the proudest moment for the parents of this boy who was departed from them in a very unfortunate accident that happened last month. When the 12th std results were out, this 17-year-old boy emerged as the state topper in the vocational stream of the Goa higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) examination with 92.6 percent. But it’s so unfortunate that that the boy is no more to share this happiness with his parents. Read this story here.
A day after the results was declared his father Mubarak Ali told reporters in Panaji on Friday, “Our son Muhammad Arafat Shaik has secured 92.6 per cent in the HSSC results. We have learned that he has ranked first in the state in the vocational stream,” said Ali. His father is still in the state of shock.
Arafat had also appeared for the Entrance Test in National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
Ali is a former principal of Guardian Angel Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, located in Sanvordem village, where the teenager was studying. Arafat’s mother Sadika M. Ali is a faculty member at Mount Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Chinchinim.
The fateful incident occurred on April 30 after Muhammad Shaik entered the river for a swim while on a picnic with his friends. While he was struggling to stay afloat, a counselor from Margao Municipal Council, Ashlesha Naik, who jumped into the water to save him but she was also pulled in by the strong current in the water and both drowned by strong currents.