Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar.2 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh policeman who was slammed by writer-columnist Shobhaa De on Twitter for his weight problem underwent a gastric bypass surgery on Thursday.
The 57-year-old Daulatram Jogawat, weighing around 180 kg, was treated by Dr Muffazal Lakdawala of Saifee Hospital along with his team.
Jogawat will be on a liquid diet for the next 15 days.
Earlier in the week, De had tweeted a picture of an overweight Jogawat in uniform, mocking the Mumbai Police for "heavy bandobast" on a polling day.
Mumbai Police promptly pointed out that he was an inspector with the Madhya Pradesh Police.
After these tweets went viral, Dr Lakdawala offered to help Jogawat.
Gastric bypass surgery is aimed at reducing the volume of the stomach to curb the food intake. (ANI)