Musharaf Nazir


Musharaf Nazir Clat IDIAMusharaf Nazir is a resident of the Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. He finished his schooling in 2015 from the Government Higher Secondary School in Palhallan Pattan with distinction.

Finishing schooling was in itself a huge milestone for Musharaf, since he is the first person in his family to finish post-matriculation. His father is an orchid farmer, who also engages in part-time semi-skilled labour to meet ends meet. Musharaf’s family, which also consists of his mother and two sisters, sustains itself on his father’s monthly income of about Rs. 7,000 – 8,000. Additionally, he hails from one of Kashmir’s worst militant-hit zones; his school would be shut regularly due to terror incidents, and he could never be certain whether his school would be open the next day or not. Musharaf admits that studying in such circumstances was difficult, but his dedication and focus enabled him to succeed.

After finishing his schooling, Musharaf took up medicine at the behest of his parents, but eventually realized that his interest lay in studying law. While his parents supported him with the decision to switch to law, he faced a lot of opposition from his relatives who did not have a favourable opinion of the legal profession. However, Musharaf stayed steadfast in his belief that some people in the profession may be bad, but not the whole profession itself, so he started preparing for CLAT by himself towards the end of 2015.

In 2016, Musharaf came across IDIA on the internet, and contacted Dr. Shamnad Basheer for IDIA’s support in his CLAT preparation. He was invited to shift to Delhi and train with the IDIA Delhi chapter for the month of April. Musharaf’s hard work finally paid off, as he secured 116.25 marks in CLAT.

Musharaf spends his spare time exploring the lush green meadows of his hometown, playing cricket and badminton, and helping his father with his work in orchids.

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