Nearing Century, 98-Year Old Gets Masters Degree In Bihar

Believe it or not, Raj Kumar Vaish, aged 98 years, has received a Masters degree. May be this is a global record.

Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik and his Meghalaya counterpart Ganga Prasad on Tuesday rose from their seats as a student of Nalanda Open University came on stage to receive his masters degree in economics from them. The student, Raj Kumar Vaish, was 98 years old.

Vaish was brought upto the convocation dais in a wheelchair by his son Santosh Kumar and daughter-in-law Bharati S Kumar. On the dais, he took the assistance of a walker.

After appearing in three-hour exams for 16 papers, Vaish had scored 51 per cent. 

Read details in a report by Santosh Singh published in The Indian Express...

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