BENGALURU: When the results of


(Advanced) were announced on Sunday morning, a middle-class home in north Bengaluru’s Sahakaranagar erupted in joy.

Shishir RK

, son of

Krishna Kumar RV

, a production manager with TOI-Bengaluru for more than 20 years, had topped the country. His mother V Krupa Rani is a homemaker.
Shishir, from Narayana e-techno school,


, has secured 314 marks out of 360. “My goal was to get a seat in top-notch IITs and Covid-19 didn’t affect me in anyway. In fact, it helped me prepare well,” said Shishir, who wants to study computer engineering at IIT-Bomba

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