It is said that with perseverance, a person can achieve anything without giving up. This is exactly what a prisoner has done. Normally after going to jail, the prisoners become disillusioned with life or become even more dangerous. But there are very few prisoners who give a better direction to their life after going to jail. A rare such example has been set by a person from Gujarat.
Bhanubhai Patel from Bhavnagar in Gujarat got 31 degrees in eight years while in jail. He also got a government job offer as soon as he was released from jail. After the job, he took 23 more degrees in 5 years. After which Bhanubhai Patel name was registered in Limca Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, Unique World Record, India Book of Records, Universal Record Forum and World Record India Has.
Bhanubhai Patel, 59, is a native of Mahuva taluka in Bhavnagar. After taking MBBS degree from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, he went to the United States in 1992 for a medical degree. Here, a friend of his, while working in the US on a student visa, transferred his salary to Bhanubhai’s account. Due to this, he was accused of violating the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) law. At the age of 50, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Ahmedabad. During this time he obtained a total of 31 degrees in eight years.
Normally a person going to jail does not get a government job. However, after his release from jail, Bhanubhai Patel got a job offer from Ambedkar University. Bhanubhai took 23 more degrees in 5 years after his job. Now he has a total of 54 degrees.