The euphoria was palpable among the Indian Muslim community even when they found out that just 51 of the 939 successful candidates in the final list of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations are Muslims.
Sheerat Fatima received no training or coaching and prepared for the exams from home. (Supplied)
Mohammed Nadeemuddin says being part of National Cadet Corp in school kindled my passion for police service. (Supplied)
Safin Mustufaali Hasan says civil services offers a career with best growth opportunities and prestige. (Supplied)
At rank 36, Fazlul Haseeb from Srinagar was the second highest ranked Muslim candidate successful this year. (Supplied)