|Famous For||Being the topper of IIT/JEE Advanced Examination 2020|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Date of Birth||26 August 2002 (Monday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||18 Years|
|School||St. Arnold's Central School, Pune, India|
|College/University||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Educational Qualification||Pursuing undergraduate Hindustan Times|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Pawan Falor (Software Development Manager at DecisivEdge Technology Services India Pvt Ltd)
Mother- Pooja Falor
|Siblings||He has one sister.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Chirag Falor
- Chirag Falor is the topper of JEE Advanced 2020.
- He was born and brought up in Pune, Maharashtra.
- In 2019, he won the American Mathematics Competition. He has also been the winner of the Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition.
- In 2019, he represented India at the International Olympiad Award on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
- For representing India at the International Olympiad Award on Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2020, Chirag Falor was awarded the Bal Shakti Puraskar (formerly known as National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement).
- He did 12th standard from the CBSE Board where he secured 98.4% marks.
- In 2020, he became one of the five students from India to get enrolled at MIT.
- He was ranked 12th in 2020 JEE Mains, and in 2020 JEE Advanced, he was ranked 1st where he secured 352 marks out of 396 marks.
- He had received his JEE Advanced coaching from Aakash Institute in Pune.
- He has always had an interest in stars. Talking to The Indian Express, his mother said,
He has always been in love with studies and enjoyed taking exams. Apart from his schools, he used to appear for a number of extra exams every year — from Olympiads to other entrances. Despite being from a middle-class family we have tried to support him in fulfilling all his dreams. He made us proud when the Prime Minister himself called him a friend and tweeted about him.”
Meet my friend Chirag Falor, a Bal Puraskar awardee. Winner of national and international math and science competitions, he represented India in the International Olympiad Award on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Chirag has a bright future ahead and I wish him success. pic.twitter.com/B2YPdIsWb3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 24, 2020
- Recalling an incident from Chirag’s childhood, his mother said,
At an age when other kids used to play with remote control cars, Chirag had demanded a telescope to see stars. After saving for about four years, we finally bought him a telescope when he was in Class 8. In our culture, it is believed that one should not look at eclipses but Chirag used to not only look at all celestial moments himself but also used to explain to all of us what it means. The entire colony used to come to our roof to see such events.”
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