The have-nots have emerged as the toppers in EAMCET 2010, the results of which were declared on Wednesday. Md Gousejani, son of an auto driver from Vizag district,emerged topper scoring a mind-boggling 159 out of 160, the highest marks in Eamcet this year.
Ghouse, shared this score with B Pallavi of Vijayawada, daughter of a lorry owner, and A Janaradhan Reddy, son of a retired defence clerk. Among the other toppers in the engineering stream was Y Lakshmi Pathi of Tirupati, son of a farmer, who scored 157 out of 160.
Gouse, a resident of Muslimthati Chettapala, a small basti in Vizag, now dreams of becoming an electrical and communications engineer, work for an IT major and shift his parents to Hyderabad for good. His crackling performance in EAMCET, he said, was due to the sacrifices made by his parents: his father Md Ameer who sent him to the best of schools and colleges and mother, Shehnaz, who always managed to gather funds just in time to pay his fees even if it meant that the family remained hungry for days. The boy too did not let down his parents.