Mumbai, Mar 09, 2018 (Times Now): Daulatram Jogawat, the obese Madhya Pradesh policeman who was ’fat-shamed’ by writer-columnist Shobha De on Twitter, has lost a significant amount of weight after undergoing a bariatric surgery at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital last year, as per a report in the MumbaiMirror. The inspector was operated on by well-known bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who had also treated Eman Ahmed - once known as the world’s heaviest woman and who passed away in Abu Dhabi in September 2017 after she developed complications from the underlying co-morbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.
According to the report, Jogawat wasn’t charged a penny for the bariatric surgery after De mocked his obesity in a tweet. The MP cop said he wanted to personally thank De and was no longer bitter at her jibe, which helped him lose weight. Jogawat, weighed around 180 kg earlier, now weighs 115 kg - lighter by 65 kilos a year later.
“You can spot the confidence on my face. I genuinely believe the weight loss surgery was possible only after Shobhaaji tweeted my photo. The doctors did not charge anything for the surgery,” Jogawat was quoted as saying by the MumbaiMirror, adding he had become a ’different person’ after the weight loss operation. Read: Not losing weight? Here are five bad habits that cause belly fat
Shobha De faced some heat on social media for tweeting a picture of an overweight Jogawat in uniform on February 21st last year ( a day before the BMC elections), mocking the inspector with the caption - “Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today”. De, however, later tried to make amends. “No offence intended. MP Police, Consult a dietician, if it’s an asli, undoctored image doing the round,” she said.
Today, De said she is happy for Jogawat. “I’m glad that my tweet not only helped him lose weight, he has also been rid of several diseases, some of which could be life-threatening. I thank Dr Lakdawala for acknowledging the tweet and treating Jogawat free of cost,” De told Mumbai Mirror.
After these tweets went viral, Dr Lakdawala offered to help Jogawat and treated him with free of cost. Dr Lakdawala credited Jogawat’s ’mental toughness and discipline’ for the weight loss and added that the cop could easily lose another 30 kgs.
With his new-found frame, Jogawat, who is set to retire next year, told MumbaiMirror that he’s rediscovering the joys of living.