Success Story of Safin Hasan: Youngest IPS Officer of India at 22

Safin Hasan became the youngest Indian Police Service officer at the age of 22 by qualifying for the UPSC Civil Services Exam in 2018, with an All India Rank (AIR) of 570. However, he struggled a lot to reach this point.

Hasan was born in a financial deficit household and his childhood was full of struggles. According to reports, Hasan’s mother used to work in the homes of others to teach her son till the 10th, while his father used to carry bricks for wages in the day and house at night.

Born on 21 July 1995, he studied till 10th in Kanodar village of Palanpur district in Gujarat. Due to their poor financial condition, the school had waived the fees of the 11th and 12th classes. When Hassan got enrolled in engineering college, his relatives helped pay the fees.

Since childhood, he was a bright student and Safin cleared UPSC at the age of 22 with his hard work and determination to become an IPS officer.

On his way to appear for UPSC written exam in the year 2017, Hasan met with an accident and was brutally injured. However, he still attended the examination and was later admitted to the hospital with heavy injuries for which he even had to go through numerous surgeries and physiotherapy sessions. His efforts and determination paid off and he secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 570.

After passing out, Hasan got his first posting as Jamnagar’s Assistant Superintendent of police on 23 December 2019. He is an officer from the Gujarat cadre’s 2019 batch.

Once a collector visited his school and 10-year-old Safin was awe-struck by the way the IAS officer was treated with so much dignity and how much the officer as a person commanded respect.

From that day Safin decided that he wanted to be an IAS officer. He had also passed the Gujarat PSC examination with 34th Rank, after which he got the job of a District Registrar, but he continued his efforts for UPSC examinations and one day he become an IPS officer.

Although, Hasan wanted to become an IAS officer, he is now satisfied and wants to work for the betterment of the country as an honest and responsible officer.


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