The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has said that the ministry will arrange a scholarship for orphaned Kupwara boy Zahid Ahmad Qureshi who recently cracked the IIT examination.
Qureshi, 21, resides in Dudwan village of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.
He was orphaned when he was just two-months old.
In a tweet, Irani promised to take care of the education of Qureshi.
"Spoke to Zahid. My family will pay for his counseling and MHRD will arrange scholarship to facilitate his entire education," Irani tweeted.