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Kerala's Bhageerathi Amma Clears Level 4 Exam. She Is 105 And Smiles Toothlessly

The Oldest Student Of India Lives In Prakkulam With Her Fifth-generation Descendants. She Has Six Children And 16 Grandchildren.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 05 Feb 2020, 07:04:53 PM
Bhageerathi Amma, 105, is India's oldest student.

Bhageerathi Amma, 105, is India's oldest school student. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi:

Kerala's Bhageerathi Amma has a toothless smile. Bhageerathi, another name of River Ganga, may not be able to walk like young school girls jumping and playing while going to school, but has the wit to write and clear a school-level exam. At 105, she became India's oldest "school student" to have cleared the fourth-standard equivalency exam conducted by the Kerala Literacy Mission. She scored 205 out of the total 275 marks.

Bhageerathi scored full marks in Maths, which is her favourite subject. There are four subjects - Malayalam, 'Nammalum Namukku Chuttum' (Us and what's around us), English and Math. While total marks for English is 50, for the other subjects it is 75. Bhageerathi got 75 of 75 in Maths, 30 in English and 50 each in Malayalam and Nammalum Namukku Chuttum.

The Kerala State Literacy Mission (KSLM) director PS Sreekala visited her residence in Prakkulam to congratulate her for the achievement. According to the News Minute website, Bhageerathi had told Sreekala that Math was really easy for her and that she aims to complete the Level 10 equivalency exam. "So, you really meant it when you said Math was really easy!" Seekala said. The centenarian smiled, off course, toothlessly.

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The oldest student of India lives in Prakkulam with her fifth-generation descendants. She has six children and 16 grandchildren. In her home district Pathanamthitta, all the 385 people who wrote the exam, have passed. A total of 11,593 people wrote the Level 4 equivalency exams in the state, out of which, 10,012 have passed the exams.

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First Published : 05 Feb 2020, 07:04:53 PM