Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala clears 10th & 12th at the age of 87

Politician and stars heap praises as he set ‘one-of-a-kind example’

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who on Tuesday shared the news that he had passed his Class 10 and Class 12 exams at the age of 87, has been congratulated and praised by politicians and celebrities.

He received his mark sheets from the Haryana board in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

In 2021, Chautala had appeared for a class 12th examination and he successfully passed it too. However, his marksheets were withheld as he was yet to clear class 10th English examination. In order to get his Class 12 result released, he sat for the Class 10 exam.

Chautala had, at the age of 82, appeared in his Class 10 examination from the National Institute of Open School in 2017. He had secured 53.4% marks with Urdu, Science, Social Studies and Indian Culture and Heritage as the subjects. However, a backlog in the English language paper hampered his final results.

O P Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala, and 53 others, including IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar, were convicted and sentenced in the case of illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior basic teachers in 2000. They all were sentenced to varying jail terms in the case by a special CBI court in January 2013.

Om Prakash Chautala was later released from Tihar jail where he was serving a 10-year prison term in a teacher recruitment scam case.

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