He triumphed over constable to become PSI

He was one among the successful probationers who passed out at the 35th parade held at Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) here on Friday.

A MA holder in Kannada and also D Ed, Sunil Kumar is a native of Holehonnur in Bhadravati taluk in Shimoga district. A topper since his school days, he did post-graduation with 76 per cent and D Ed- 86 per cent. However, he decided to join policing with the only motto of serving the people.

He joined the police department in 2007 and served at the headquarters in Shimoga for a year. One fine day, he decided to quit and take up teaching. “I had experience in teaching during D Ed”, said Sunil Kumar as to why he decided to change the job all of a sudden.

He was teaching Kannada at Government Higher Primary School in Sahyadri. However, it didn’t take long for him to rediscover that- it’s only in policing one can help the people.

Even fate seemed to have gone in his favour, as he passed the acid test of PSI exams in flying colours securing 55th rank.

Though it reads like a film script, it was the hardwork and tonnes of confidence that catapulted Kumar to what he is. A story worth inspiring, he hails from a family of agriculturists. His father Shankarappa is a farmer, while mother Shakunthalamma is a home maker.

It’s a big family with five sons and two daughters. Sunil Kumar is youngest among the sons.

Kumar who was on cloud nine for having reached the pinnacle told Deccan Herald, he was uber confident, as he had topped since his early education days. He was happy to note that, he has returned to his home department- police, after a gap of two years.

Had Sunil Kumar remained a constabulary waiting for three promotions (head constable, ASI and SI) in his career to don the cap as Sub-inspector, it would have come at the fag end of his professional career. Instead, he chose to take up the challenge and also cracked the juggernaut of PSI exams.

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