India ex-minister, 82, passes school exam

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 12:32


A former minister serving a jail term for corruption has passed India's school-leaving examination at the age of 82.

Om Prakash Chautala, a four-term chief minister of the northern state of Haryana, sat the class 12 exams in Delhi's Tihar jail.

His son Abhay Chautala said his father had "decided to utilise his jail term more meaningfully".

OP Chautala has been convicted of wrongdoing over the hiring of teachers.

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