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By Vaishvedhidha | Apr 07, 2019 04:04 PM

This IIT alumnus Kanishak Kataria has become social media's favourite ever since he topped the civil service exams. He is winning the internet ever since he thanked his girlfriend along with his family for supporting him to crack one of the toughest exams in the country.

UPSC topper thanks girlfriend, becomes social media\'s favo

According to NDTV, Kanishak Kataria said he was both surprised and overjoyed after the results were declared. "I never expected to get the first rank. I thank my parents, sister and my girlfriend for the help and moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator and that's exactly my intention," he said.

People on Twitter is celebrating the fact that he chose to mention his girlfriend braking the taboo around it and for giving her the place she deserves along with his family.

Kanishak Kataria has worked with an MNC in South Korea and Bengaluru but resigned in 2017 to prepare for civil services, news agency PTI reported. He said he attended coaching classes in Delhi, studied 8 to 10 hours every day which went up to 14 to 15 hours in the last two months before the examination, according to NDTV.

"I worked in private sector. I also got a chance to work with a company in the US. I realised that I was just making money and not working for my country. So I made a decision to prepare for civil services," Kanishak Kataria said.

While having a boyfriend or girlfriend negatively corelates with success and is seen as a distraction according to the common Indian household, his success and mention of his girlfriend sure did break the ice.