Man gets gold medal 47 years after exam !

Ajit Singh SinghviAjit Singh Singhvi, 81, has finally been awarded a gold medal for topping law exams that he sat nearly 50 years ago.

He was originally placed second in the Rajasthan University awards list in 1969, but he contested the result, saying he deserved first place.

Mr Singh, a retired civil servant, has now received his medal after a protracted legal battle and delays by the university. He said he was elated and happy and wished he had received the medal long ago as it would have helped his career in the civil service.

Mr Singhvi’s long struggle ended in 2003 when the Rajasthan high court declared him the deserving winner. He still had to wait for another 13 years to get the medal due to what the university called ‘procedural delays’.

A friend remarked that Mr Singhvi has ‘set an example for others that one must fight for what you believe in’.