JEE Advanced 2019: Shabnam Sahay, Female Topper is a Bharatnatyam dancer and a pianist

Shabnam Sahay, the female topper of JEE Advanced, is a Bharatnatyam dancer and a pianist. Read her story here.

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Updated: Jun 15, 2019 13:00 IST

JEE Advanced 2019: The JEE Advanced exam result 2019 has been declared on the official website. The candidates who have appeared for the exam must have checked the score. The fact that is most interesting is the toppers of the exam. Everybody wants to know the toppers of a certain exam so that there can be some useful tips about the preparation of the exam in the way best suited. The JEE Advanced female topper is a Bharatnatyam dancer and a pianist. Interesting it sounds, but it is true that the topper is as such.

The female topper of JEE Advanced hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is named as Shabnam Sahay and she is also a Bharatnatyam dancer and a piano player. The interests of the topper makes her case more interesting. Shabnam Sahay secured an all-India rank 10 in the JEE Advanced result 2019. She not only did wonders in her exam but also she did her 'Arangetram' recently. 'Arangetram' is a debut on-stage performance of a former student of Indian classical dance and music. The female topper loves the art and her studies both on an equal note.

In her talks with a media agency, she said, "I love science. I had Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as my subjects in class 12. I used to study eight hours daily and in my leisure time, I used to practise Bharatnatyam and play piano. I want to enjoy them as I am passionate about them. But by choosing to pursue my career in them, I do not want to burden myself." The topper scored 308 out of 372 marks in the exam. She scored 104 in Physics and Chemistry respectively and 100 in Maths. She hails from a well to do family. Her father is a professor at IIM and her mom is an architect by profession.

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