ISC Class 12 topper Ananya Maity writes poetry, is a pianist who stays off Facebook

ICSE results 2017

Promising pianist and creative writer Ananya Maity of Kolkata topped this year’s Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class12 finals, 2017. It was conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, an autonomous board with schools across the country.

The daughter of physician Chinmoy Kumar, Maity scored 99.5% and wants to study psychology in college. “She loves creative writing and reads a lot of literature,” he said.

The results of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations, called so by the board for its Class 12 finals, were declared on Monday afternoon.

Ananya’s flair for the arts was recognised during a workshop on creative poetry writing conducted by British poet Luke Kennard at the British Council in Kolkata last year. Her short story, Choices, made it to an anthology called The World I Write In, published by Nivasini Publishers.

Unlike most teenagers, Ananya is not hooked to the social network such as Facebook.

“She doesn’t have an account. Sometimes, she uses it by logging through our account,” her father said.

Besides devoting long hours to preparing for the exam and writing stories and poems, she loves to play the piano.

Her alma mater, the Heritage School, is overjoyed with her feat.

“I cannot tell you how happy I am. She is a wonderful child. She’s not only brilliant in academics but also in creative writing. What’s more, she’s down to earth and well-behaved,” said principal Seema Sapru.