Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

Cop fatshamed by Shobhaa De sheds 15 kg

- Sadaguru Pandit letters@hindustant­imes.com

Daulatram Jogawat, the Madhya Pradesh police officer who underwent a bariatric surgery in Mumbai after being fat-shamed by author Shobhaa De, has lost about 15kg in a month and resumed duty 3 days ago.

“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 182kg before the surgery, said.

Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who performed a Laparoscop­ic Banded Roux en Y Gastric Bypass surgery on the Neemuch-based police inspector at Saifee Hospital on a pro bono basis, said he expects Jogawat to hit the 100kg 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 few months and in a year lose about 80kg ,” Dr Lakdawala said. Doctors said uncontroll­ed diabetes, hypertensi­on, sleep apnea, and other ailments that Jogawat is suffering from might go away in the next few months.

“I feel much lighter now. I think in a month or so, I’ll lose more fat and the difference will be apparent,” Jogawat said.

De had posted a photograph of Jogawat with the caption, ‘heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today’ and faced backlash from Twitter users.

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Daulatram Jogawat

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