Chennai, Jan 23 : Hailing the achievement of Prema, daughter of an auto driver from Tamil Nadu, for emerging as the national topper in the CA exams, DMK President M Karunanidhi and senior Congress leader and Union Minister G K Vasan today announced cash awards to her.
Prema is now based in Mumbai and she scored 607 out of 800 and emerged as the topper in Chartered Accountancy Exam held in November 2012. "In recognition of Prema's achievement, the DMK today announced a cash award of Rs one lakh to her," a statement from the DMK said. The award would be given from the DMK Trust, the release added.
Meanwhile, Mr Vasan hailed her performance and announced cash award of Rs five lakh. Prema's father Jayakumar, who ekes out a living in Mumbai as an auto driver, hailed from Sankarapuram village in Villuppuram district of Tamil Nadu.