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83-year-old man from Punjab gets Master’s degree

Age is never a barrier and you are never too old to learn. That is what 83-year-old, Sohan Singh Gill proved when he earned his Master’s degree on September 18, 2019.

Gill on Wednesday received his degree along with a huge round of applause at the convocation held in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Gill who lives in Datta village of Hoshiarpur, Punjab had left studies in the year 1957 after he completed his graduation from Khalsa College in Mahipalpur.

Soon after that, he took up a teaching course.

Two years ago, at the age of 81, Gill decided to join a long-distance education course and as a result completed his Master’s in English.

He said, “With my will power and God’s Grace, I have finally achieved what I always desired. English has been my favourite language right from childhood. During my stay in Kenya, I got a chance to master it.”

“I knew all along that I will achieve it, so there was no doubt. I have been training IELTS students as well and all have earned good marks.” Gill completed.

Sohan Singh Gill was born on August 15, 1937, and he studied in rural schools. Apart from the English language, he had an interest in sports, especially Hockey.

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