Indian ex-professor with PhD now earns more as vegetable vendor

  • January 3, 2024

After ‘MBA Chaiwala’ and ‘Patrakaar Pohewala’, a ‘PhD Sabzi Wala’ is going viral on the internet. Dr Sandeep Singh, who has 4 Master’s degrees and 1 PhD degree, is now a vegetable vendor on the streets of Punjab. Singh, 39, was a contractual professor at Punjabi University in Patiala for 11 years, reports say.

He was quoted by Times Now as saying, “I had to leave the job because I didn’t use to get my remuneration on time and there were frequent pay cuts. It became difficult for me to earn a living with that job. So I switched to selling vegetables for my family’s survival.”

“Having a job should mean that you can run your family with the salary you get. But what’s the advantage of a job which doesn’t fulfill your needs?” Navbharat Times quoted him as saying.

“I also worked as a professor at Punjabi University, Patiala, for 11 years, but even because of all these years of hard work, the government did not approve me,” he told News 18. “I still would like to work as a professor, but the situation is not allowing,” he added.

Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/trends/meet-phd-sabzi-wala-who-has-four-master-phd-degrees-but-sells-vegetables-on-punjab-streets-11704108116886.html