Bihar: Love Guru professor retires at 65, wants to remarry
A few years ago Matuknath Choudhary, a Hindi professor from Bihar, kept news channels and viewers engaged with his love story with Julie, a student 30 years younger to him. Choudhary, whose affair got him the tag of 'Love Guru', retired on Wednesday aged 65. Staring at new innings of life, the professor said he wants to marry again. Here's his story.
Choudhary's wife created ruckus at his love-nest, he was suspended
Choudhary was 51 when he met Julie in 2004. Two years later, the lovebirds were all over media, after Choudhary's wife barged into their residence, abused them and alleged her husband lured young girls promising them better marks. The result of the hoopla was Choudhary's suspension from Patna's BN College. He protested at Governor's house seeking his job back and then approached the court.
College paid him money, he bought car for Julie
In 2011, he was reinstated and two years later he received Rs. 20 lakh in arrears in salaries and other perks. From that money, he bought Julie a car worth Rs. 6.3 lakh. But Choudhary and Julie grew apart some time ago. Separately, he told Supreme Court earlier this year that he would pay his estranged wife one-third of his salary and pension.
After living with him for years, Julie started spiritual journey
Julie, who has degrees from JNU and BHU, has embarked on a spiritual path. Choudhary said they lived together for a decade but things changed somehow. He revealed he wanted Julie to find her peace so he let her go. With Julie gone and an estranged wife, Choudhary doesn't have many people. Even his son who lives in Stockholm doesn't stay in touch.
But Choudhary is all ready to embrace new chapter
But failed relationships and controversies have done little to deter Choudhary's spirits, it seems. About his plans after retirement, Choudhary said, "I am a 65-year-old young boy. People are asking me what I will do after retirement. I want to get some entertainment with a new girl. I want to remarry". He claimed he has received marriage proposals but will take time to decide.
His retirement plans included setting up a love school
Choudhary revealed the marriage decision will be taken by his students, whom he considers his guardians. Notably, Choudhary had said earlier his retirement plans included setting up a love school in Bhagalpur where he will teach about virtues of love.