Mumbai: Daulatram Jogawat, the obese Madhya Pradesh policeman who weighs around 180 kg and was 'fat-shamed' by writer-columnist Shobha De on Twitter, underwent a bariatric surgery at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital on Thursday morning.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and his team performed the gastric bypass surgery on Jogawat, whose weight problem became a subject of online discussion after De poked fun at him over his obese condition in a tweet earlier last week.
"Jogawat's condition will be reviewed by Dr Lakdawala tomorrow and he may be discharged in the next couple of days," said Zoya Suterwala of Saifi Hospital on Thursday.
The surgery took an hour and half and the cop is said to be stable now.
Gastric bypass surgery is aimed at reducing the volume of the stomach to curb the food intake.
Jogawat, who will have to be on a liquid diet for the next 15 days, had said before the surgery that one wrong tweet had changed his life.
"I am thankful to my senior officers and media for this. A wrong tweet has changed my life," he said.
"I was hurt by the tweet poking fun at me. I put on weight due to a hormonal disorder following a gall bladder operation in 1993," he said.
De had tweeted a picture of an overweight Jogawat in uniform, mocking the Mumbai Police for "heavy bandobast" on a polling day.
However, Mumbai Police promptly pointed out that he was an inspector with the Madhya Pradesh Police.
After these tweets went viral, Dr Lakdawala, who is also a treating the world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed, offered to help Jogawat.
De, who faced some heat on social media for fat-shaming a person, 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.
The Madhya Pradesh state is bearing the expenses for his treatment from state police fund.
Jogawat is expected to lose 80-100kgs in the next one and a half year after the surgery.