New Delhi, Aug 13: Underworld don and former gangster Arun Gawli topped a paper based on Mahatma Gandhi. Gawli scored 74 marks out of 80 in the paper. The paper was based on the ideals and concepts given the father of the nation. Nearly 160 prison inmates appeared for the examination in Nagpur central jail.

Gawli who is serving prison for the murder of Shiv Sena municipal councillor Kamlakar Jamsandekar passed the examination with flying colours. The examination is conducted on October 1 every year, a day prior to Gandhi Jayanti. The examination is conducted jointly by Sahyog Trust and Sarvodaya Ashram.

Gawli, the founder of Akhil Bharatiya Sena was convicted in 2012 for the murder of Jamsandekar and was awarded life imprisonment by a sessions court in Mumbai. He was arrested by Saki Naka police in Mumbai and booked for offences under IPC sections 302 (murder), 149, 120B, and sections 3(1), 3(2) and 3 (4) of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Act.

Gawli was famously known as ‘Daddy’ in the Dagdi Chawl in Byculla. Gawli later joined politics and floated his own party named the Akhil Bharatiya Sena and his daughter Geeta has served as corporator from Byculla in the past.