This 96-year-old woman from Kerala who aced her first exam has become a role model, even for Anand Mahindra

Proving that age is just a number, Karthyayini Amma became the oldest person in her district to pass the 4th standard equivalency exam under the Kerala Literacy Mission's Aksharalaksham scheme with flying colours.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2018 6:56:10 am

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A 96-year-old woman in Kerala has become a ‘role model’ for thousands of people– including Mahindra Group’s Chairman Anand Mahindra. Proving that age is just a number, the nonagenarian became the oldest person in her district to pass the 4th standard equivalency exam under the Kerala Literacy Mission’s Aksharalaksham scheme with flying colours.

Now, photos of the grandma have been doing rounds on the Internet, and have left people in her awe.

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One Twitter user recently tagged the business tycoon on the micro-blogging site telling him about the ‘wonder woman’, who scored full marks in the recent exam conducted in the state in a step to eradicate illiteracy. Mahindra in admiration wrote, “Now if this is true she is my role model.” Being inspired, the businessman further said, “My brains will stay alive if I stay as hungry to learn as she is.”

Here’s how others reacted:

The woman has been identified as Karthyayini Amma, a resident of Alappuzha. Being hailed as a local ‘star’ now after aced her first exam, held in lower primary school in the district. “The nonagenarian was writing the 4th standard equivalency course under the Kerala Literacy Mission’s Aksharalaksham scheme,” The News Minute reported. Amma was one of the pupils who took the test on Sunday.

The elderly woman enrolled with the literacy mission in January this year. She will enter class four next year after qualifying the written test. When people around the country are praising her for her exam, she seemed a little unhappy. “She was unhappy that the question paper did not ask everything she studied. She feels she studied too much for no reason,” Sathi, her teacher-coordinator was quoted.

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