Mandhir Lutchman: a proud family legacy of achievement

2012-12-29 00:00

THE Lutchman siblings from Mountain Rise in Pietermaritzburg are a formidable team.

They know their way around a classroom and distinctions are their language.

This year it was Mandhir (18), a Kearsney College pupil, who shone brightly, scoring eight As in his IEB exams and becoming the school’s Dux.

Two years ago his older sister, Kamira, featured in The Witness when she too aced her final exams.

Mandhir said he was not shocked by the results as he had been focused all year. “My results come as no surprise to me as I have excelled in the classroom throughout my schooling career.

“Even during the exams, I did not stress too much about studying because I do most of my learning in class.”

He attributed his academic success to hard work, inspired by his grandparents, who are business people.

“I believe that my academic success is a result of my intractable resolve. I have never allowed the vicissitudes of life to undermine my performance.”

He said he was hoping to pursue a medical or business degree at the University of Cape Town where Kamira is studying business science.

And already he has a training contract with a top accounting firm.

His mother, Githa Lutchman, said she was happy with the success her children had achieved.

“I am not a mother who demands they must bring us hope. I am happy with the results they achieve and I do not place them under any unnecessary pressure.”

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