Dr Kapidideo Chaudhary, 53, a Dalit student, finally got his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree after 21 years of constant struggle. He is the oldest student in the medical college to have taken over 2 decades to finish his course.
The award of the degree follows frequent suicide threats that Dr Chaudhary had made this year, frustrated at his constant failures.
The authorities reacted promptly and registered a complaint against Dr Chaudhary sensing trouble, particularly after the Rohith Vermula case in the Hyderabad university.
After the matter reached the police Chaudhary said his prolonged poor health turned out to be the ‘spoiler’ not allowing him to concentrate on his studies.