Battling cancer, Ranchi boy Tushar Rishi scores 95% in CBSE Class 12th board exams

Cancer couldn't deter his spirit and stop him from achieving his goals.

Cancer couldn’t deter his spirit and stop him from passing the 90 per cent mark in the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th board examinations 2017, the result of which was declared yesterday.

Residing in Ranchi, Tushar Rishi had to visit the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi every 3 months for a checkup, but he has secured 95% marks without any additional coaching.

According to a Hindustan Times report, he scored 95 in English, 95 in physics, 93 in mathematics, 89 in computer and 100 in fine arts.

The HT report suggests that after the result, Tushar Rishi revealed that he is in a better health condition now after all the treatments, but it is mandatory for him to visit AIIMS in every 3 to 4 months for checkups.

Rishi believes that studying regularly reduces the pressure of exams to a large extent. It hasn’t been an easy journey for the 19-year-old student of Delhi Public School (DPS) and his parents. The struggle started in 2014 when it was detected that Rishi had cancer in his left knee, following which he failed to appear for the CBSE Class 10th board exams.

The bone cancer was detected just after his Class 10th mock exams and he was under chemotherapy for around 11 months. However, his passion for studies was such that after chemotherapy, he secured a perfect 10 CGPA in 2015.

Unlike other science students, he doesn’t want to go for engineering but pursue graduation in either English or economics from the University of Delhi.

Notably, Rishi has also written a book – The Patient Patient – about the story of his struggle as a young cancer survivor. His book is reportedly doing well on Amazon.

His fight against cancer still continues, but this determined boy has learned to overcome fear and drawbacks of one of the deadliest diseases in the world.