He struggled in explaining what are ‘sur’, ‘taal’ and ‘matra’, considered the basics of music
Controversies continue to dog Ganesh Kumar, who topped Bihar’s Class XII boards in humanities stream. He can play the drum but is ironically alien to most other musical instruments. He struggled in explaining what are ‘sur’, ‘taal’ and ‘matra’, considered the basics of music.
The fraud came to light when he stumbled over questions on music, in which he scored 65 out of 70 in practical and 18 out of 30 in the theory.
When grilled over his performance in the practical, he hymned a few lines of a Bollywood number, only failed to add rhythm or any note to the song.
Ganesh said singer Lata Mangeshkar is known as ‘Maithili Kokila’, a title bestowed on folk singer Sharda Sinha, who is from Samastipur, where his school is situated.
Where around 65 per cent of the students failed the Bihar board, Ganesh Kumar topped from the Arts stream.
His other accolades include him scoring 92 per cent in Hindi, 82 per cent in music and 42 per cent in social science.
The 24-year-old appeared for the board exams at Ramnandan Singh Jagdip Narayan High school in Samastipur’s Chhakhabib village and scored 82.6 per cent.(read more)