Safin Hasan is the youngest IPS officer in India. He was selected as an IPS officer at the age of 22. He is a 2018 batch IPS officer from the Gujarat cadre.
Safin Hasan was born on Friday, 21 July 1995 (age 24 years; as in 2019) in Palanpur, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He did his schooling from the S KM High School in Kanodar, Gujarat and the Ascent School of Science in Palanpur, Gujarat . He pursued B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication from the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat .
His family was financially weak during his younger years. His parents used to do odd jobs in their village to make ends meet. Safin used to study in a Gujarati-medium school, and he did not learn English until class 11th. Once, when he was in school, a collector had visited his school for inspection. Safin was amazed to see that his school principal and his teachers were treating him like a king. He went home, and he asked his aunt why was the collector being treated with such respect. His aunt told him that the collector was an IAS officer, which is a very respectable post, and anyone could become an IAS officer by studying hard. It was on that day that Safin decided to become an IAS officer.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Safin Hasan follows Islam, and he is from the Julaya Caste . His father, Mustafa Hasan is a worker in a diamond unit, and he used to be a part-time electrician in his village. His mother, Naseembanu is also a worker in a diamond unit, and she also used to work as a cook in people’s homes, restaurants, and banquets to fund Safin’s education. He has a younger brother, Asnain Hasan.
In 2017, Safin attempted the UPSC examination for the first time. While he was on his way to the examination centre, he met with an accident and injured his head, hands, and legs. However, the accident did not break his spirits, and he still went to attempt his examination. After his exam ended, he had to be admitted to the hospital; as his injuries were severe, and he had suffered a Tier 3 knee ligament injury, due to which he had to undergo surgery. His efforts paid off, and he achieved an AIR of 570.
His UPSC interview was scheduled on 23 March 2018. On 20 February 2018, he was admitted to a hospital in Gujarat after a urinary infection and due to his white blood cell (WBC) count crossing the upper limit. On 1 March 2018, he was discharged, and he flew back to New Delhi. However, he had to fly back to Gujarat two days later and be hospitalised, as he had a problem with his tonsils and his WBC had also reached 30,000. On 15 March 2018, he was discharged from the hospital, and he returned to New Delhi. He attended his interview on 23 March 2018, and he was the second-highest scorer in the interview.
Hasan was selected as an IPS officer after his interview. Even though Safin wanted to pursue IAS, he settled for IPS; as he wanted to serve his country in any way possible. Once, in an interview, he said-
I actually wanted to join IAS but I could not clear the exam. Hence I decided to pursue my career as an IPS officer and will use this opportunity to serve my country”
He underwent police training throughout 2018 and 2019, and he got posted as the Assistant Superintendent of Police of Jamnagar, Gujarat on 23 December 2019.
- Safin loves doing social work, and he often spends his free time teaching slum children. He also volunteers for many NGOs.
- Safin loves dogs, and he spends time with dogs whenever he gets the time.
- His expenses for the Civil Services coaching and examination were borne by a couple named Mr Husainbhai and Mrs Jarinaben. Once, in an interview, he said-
I share no blood relation with them, but we share a human relation, and that is above all. They are the reason why I could afford to study in Delhi”
- When he was named as the “Youngest IPS Officer of India,” several news publications and radio shows interviewed him. He was also called on by the Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani who honoured and felicitated him.