In a grim reminder of last year's Bihar toppers scam, Ganesh Kumar, who topped the Bihar School Examination Board's Intermediate Arts 2017 exam, seems to have a very vague idea about music, in which he scored 65/70 in practicals.
He surfaced three days after the results were declared on June 2; apparently, he had left the state for the last rites of his uncle.
Ganesh couldn't answer questions on music. He struggled with definitions of 'raag', 'sur' and 'taal', and wrongly said there are three 'taals'; he said Raag Bhairavi is sung at night (it's a morning raag), and identified Lata Mangeshkar as 'Maithili Kokila'.
His rendition of "Yaad aa rahi hai" on the harmonium, which he reportedly attempted in the exam, was out of tune too.
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