This 81-Year-Old Man Pursuing PhD Proves Age Is Just A Number

He is a two-time MLA and a former Member of Parliament

Narayan Sahu is pursuing PhD in Philosophy at Utkal University, Bhubhaneshwar and lives in the university hostel. Sounds regular? At the age of 81, he is around 50 years older than his peers. A two-time MLA and a former MP from Deogarh, he has proven that age is just a number.

He started leading a student’s life while staying at Utkal University hostel to get his PhD degree. As a PhD scholar, he chose a room to spend with a common scholar. Despite achieving success in his political career, Sahu chose to quit as he felt that his principles are slowly fading away from politics and he decided to spend the last phase of his life as a student.

Sahu had not been able to complete his higher education as he belonged to a backward region of Odisha where only a few get chance to go for higher studies. Even administrative officials of Utkal University think that Sahu is setting an example for the students of the university.