Who is Dr Maryam Afifa Ansari? All Set To Be The First Muslim Female Neurosurgeon Of India

Raised by a single mother, Afifa says her mother who is a teacher herself is her pillar of strength.

Arunima Sharma
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India's First Female Muslim Neurosurgeon

Dr Maryam Afifa Ansari is all set to become one of the youngest female neurosurgeon in India and also the youngest person to do so within the community. The 27-year-old Afifa Maryam always aspired to be a doctor, she has proved that with hard work and determination everyone can accomplish their dreams. She told Siasat Daily, “Whitecoat, stethoscope from the elevation from Miss. Afifa to Dr. Afifa Maryam was all that I always wished for. I worked hard for this.”


Afifa managed to secure admission in MBBS at Osmania Medical College free of cost. After scoring high in NEET she managed to get admission to the same college for a master's course in general surgery, reported Muslim Mirror.

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Since her school days, she has always been a top performer. Maryam completed her primary education in an Urdu medium school from Malagao. As per reports, she completed her 10th standard from Princess Durru Shevar Girls High School, Hyderabad, and received a gold medal for her academic performance. In intermediate, she received state rank with 97 percent and also cracked the state-level medical examination with 99th rank. In 2020 All India NEET Examination she had gotten 137th rank.

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Her single mother, who is a teacher, is her pillar of strength. Afifa's mother said, “I am very proud of her,” when asked about Afifa’s accomplishments. Apart from academics she also excels in painting, calligraphy and is well versed with Islamic teachings. Her message to the young Muslim girls is, “Don’t give up, never let anyone say you can’t do it… Prove them wrong, by achieving it.”

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