Prof. 'Love Guru' Suspended Again by Patna University

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Patna: Unable to help himself stay out of a controversy, Matuknath Chowdhary, aka 'Love Guru' and a professor of Hindi at B N College in Patna, was suspended from his position following a video of him dancing with girl students in the classroom was given to Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.

Chowdhary, who has a history of remaining in the limelight mostly for all the wrong reasons, was caught dancing with his girl students in the classroom on October 6, 2016.

According to the reports, a CD containing the video was handed over to the Governor's office that issued immediate suspension of the professor for violating university ethics laws.

His suspension got delayed due to key administrative changes at the Patna University office in the later part of the year, a university spokesperson said adding Chowdhary was suspended as soon as the matter again surfaced this week.

The Hindi professor who first hit the headline in 2006 after he married one of his students more than half his age leading to a very bitter court battle with his current wife, however, accused the administration of acting out of personal vendetta against him.

"Yes, there was a dance session in the classroom but that is only a part of my global message of love. That is what I preach and this is what I practice. My suspension has nothing to do with the dancing but the university officials have an axe to grind against me for a very long time and dance was simply used as an excuse to humiliate me," the so-called Love Guru said.

Patna University Registrar G K Palai denied any political witch-hunt against Chowdhary saying the Hindi professor faces a slew of charges besides dancing in the class including withholding the salary of a junior research fellow and department peon for more than eight months.

Patna College Hindi Department Head Dr. Shardendu Kumar has been appointed to take over Chowdhary's post, Palai said.

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