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The Cop In Shobhaa De's Fat-Shaming Meme Has Undergone Weight Loss Surgery After Going Viral

"A wrong tweet has changed my life."

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On February 21, author and columnist Shobhaa De used this image of an overweight cop to poke fun at the Mumbai Police.

The Mumbai Police were quick to shut her down, though, and pointed out that the cop didn't actually belong to their force.

The cop in the picture is actually Daulat Ram Jogawat from Madhya Pradesh, and his image has been floating around on the internet as a meme for years.

Jogawat has been a policeman for over 37 years, and had many colleagues and superiors vouch for his efficiency after De's tweet went viral.
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Jogawat has been a policeman for over 37 years, and had many colleagues and superiors vouch for his efficiency after De's tweet went viral.

On seeing the ridicule Jogawat was subjected to after the incident, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala of Mumbai's Saifee Hospital offered to help him by performing a gastric bypass surgery.

After a series of tests over the past week, the surgery was performed on March 2. Jogawat, who weighed 180 kg prior to the operation, is expected to lose over 80 kg over the next year.
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After a series of tests over the past week, the surgery was performed on March 2. Jogawat, who weighed 180 kg prior to the operation, is expected to lose over 80 kg over the next year.

People have been pointing out that sometimes even troll tweets, like the one Shobhaa De posted, can have positive outcomes.

"I am thankful to my senior officers and media for this. A wrong tweet has changed my life," Jogawat told PTI before his surgery.