Daughter of a weaver, Dharani has bagged the first rank in the Plus Two examinations, scoring 1,182 out of 1,200. The student of Vikas Girls Higher Secondary School, Thiruchengode, scored three centums — in chemistry, mathematics and biology — besides 199 in Physics, 193 in Tamil and 190 in English. Her father runs a powerloom unit in Pallipalayam. According to her chemistry teacher, Dharani used to be very attentive in the classroom and is a very hardworking student.
Dharani made it clear, “Bagging the first rank is no accident, but result of a conscious effort,” she said. Dharani, who is also interested in chess, wants to become a doctor, but hasn’t decided the specialisation.