Tanmaya Shekhawat was presented with a BMW 1 Series (which retails at INR 31 lakh, ex-showroom) as he secured 11th position in the IIT-JEE examination. This luxury vehicle was presented to Shekhawat by the Director of the institute – Mr RL Poonia
Mr Poonia had earlier announced that he will gift his BMW to anyone who achieves a rank under 20 in the Advanced Joint Entrance Examination.
The BMW luxury vehicle is worth INR 27.5 lakhs, has clocked 1,500 kms since it was purchased a year ago. It was previously owned by Dr RL Poonia, Director of the Samarpan Coaching Institute in Sikar, Rajasthan.
Tanmaya was elated with his outstanding performance in the highly competitive examination that selects candidates for top technical institutes across the country. Despite there being several coaching institutes in the region, this is the first time that someone in the district has scored a rank under 100 in the IIT-JEE Advanced. Around 1 lakh students appeared for the examination from Kota but Tanmaya beat them all.
Tanmaya, from Churu district enrolled in the coaching institute for past two years. Tanmaya is the son of Rajeshwar Singh Shekhawat, a Biology teacher in a government school while his mother is also a school teacher.
Tanmaya stayed in the kitchen of a house as he did not want to share a room. He has dedicated a lot of time to his studies and suffered a lot of hardships to achieve this success. Keen to pursue computer science at the IIT Powai, Mumbai, Tanmaya will have to learn driving prior to him driving his newly acquired BMW to his home in Churu.