New Delhi: Remember Daulatram Jogawat, the Madhya Pradesh cop who was fat-shamed by controversial author Shobhaa De, is a lean man now.
Jogawat recently underwent bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai after which he has shed about 15-kg in a month.
The Madhya Pradesh-based cop is believed to have resumed duty and is recovering fast.
''I am feeling very fit and following the instructions for diet and an hour long walk, as given by the doctors. Even my overall health has improved as I’ve started losing weight,” Jogawat, who weighed about 182-kg before the surgery, was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who performed a Laparoscopic Banded Roux en Y Gastric Bypass surgery on Jogawat on a pro bono basis, exuded confidence that the Neemuch-based police inspector will soon touch the 100-kg mark within a year.
“The recovery is spectacular. His diabetes is under control and weight loss is also as expected. We assume he will lose 15 more kg in next one or two months and in a year lose about 80kg overall,” Dr Lakdawala was quoted as saying.
Doctors said uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, lymphedema and other ailments that Jogawat is suffering from might go away in the next few months.
Jogawat had to face embarrassment after De posted his photograph with the caption, ‘heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today’ in February and faced a heavy backlash by Twitter users.
After being fat-shamed, Jogawat had pointed out that it was due to an insulin imbalance brought about by a gall bladder operation that he was fat and not because of overeating.
Interestingly, many came forward to help Jogawat after De’s tweet.
After an initial investigation, it was found out Jogawat did not have any hormonal or genetic link for his obesity and was hence recommended a bariatric surgery.
Within two weeks of his picture doing the rounds on social media, Jogawat underwent a surgery in Mumbai and is now recovering.