She scored 614 out of 800 (76.75%) marks in the CA Final to beat 83,000 candidates for the top slot. Her brother secured 568. “Our company is unique,” laughed the siblings as they celebrated their victory.
“Proud of you both! Best wishes for the future endeavors,” tweeted CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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The siblings have a habit of being toppers. Together. Alumni of Victor Convent School, they topped Morena district jointly in their Class 12 in 2017, bagging 94.5%.
How is it that they ended up giving the boards together while being two years apart? Nandini said, “I had skipped two classes early in childhood and since class 2, we have been classmates.”
There was sibling support rather than rivalry, they said. “In fact, my brother played a very important role in my success,” Nandini told TOI.
“In my mock test, I used to get poor marks. That was very demotivating. I’d feel frustrated and wonder how I would fare in the real test if I did so poorly in the mock exams. My brother’s support worked like magic. He always encouraged me to keep practicing and not think about the mock test results,” said Nandini.
Sachin said that Nandini had always worked hard in school and later. “She inspired me. Seeing her, I also started focusing on my studies. I must give credit to her for encouraging me.”
“We are a force together,” they laughed.
“I and Bhaiyya would put our heads together to tackle the tough problems. We helped each other,” said Nandini. “Cracking CA was my mother’s dream. I am happy that we did it in style,” said Sachin.
Their father, Naresh Chandra Gupta, is a tax practitioner, while mother Dimple Gupta is a homemaker.