Dr. Hardial Singh Sainbhy from Jagroan, Punjab is generally acknowledged as the person in the world with the most non-honorary degrees.
With a total of 35 degrees to his credit, Dr. Sainbhy is one of the most degreed people in the world. This Indian super student has degrees in a wide array of subjects, holding impressive 15 masters degrees, five post-graduate diplomas, a bachelor of law, AMIE and AMSIE certification, and numerous bachelor’s degrees. Sainbhy has spent most of his life in a college classroom and plans to keep earning degrees for as long as he’s able to attend classes.
The determined Dr. Sainbhy has stolen the meaning of both of the men’s lives above as well as depressed people who never finished high school the world over. With over 35 degrees to his name collecting dust for him on a wall somewhere, the good doctor has spent the vast majority of his life in a classroom somewhere.
This man’s very existence is enough to depress computers and Wikipedia since he’s amassed, among others:
a) 15 masters degrees
b) five post-graduate diplomas
c) a bachelor of law
d) several bachelor’s degrees
As inspiring as all of this learning might be, I’d still rather hang out with Hawking and Einstein who have and had around one degree each and turned out to be a lot more useful to science.
Before joining IAS in 1962, Shri Hardial Singh worked as a Lecturer in Political Science from January 59 to June 62 in Ramgarhia College, Phagwara. In the IAS, important posts held by him in Punjab were that of
Managing Director, Punjab Agro-Industries Corporation,
Deputy Commissioner, Patiala,
Director of Industries,
Director of Industrial Training,
Secretary to the Government for the Departments of PWD,
Health and Medical Education,
Local Government and Urban Development,
School and Higher Education,
AS Financial Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, he also served as Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Rehabilitation. He retired in the year 1994 in the rank of Chief Secretary as a Presiding Officer of Schools and Colleges Tribunals. He served the people of Punjab with utmost dedication and honesty in whatever position he held in the Punjab Government.
S. Hardial Singh was most fortunate in having received Grace from Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 5th December, 1975 after he had taken Khande dee Pahul from Panj Piaraas at Anandpur Sahib on Baisakhi Day in 1975. Though since childhood, he was a student of Gurbani as having been born in the well-known family of Guru Ghar De Kirtanees, but after having received Grace, he became a serious Devotee of Satgurus, Gurbani and Gurmat Bhagtee.
In 1983, he was made the Founder President of Sarab Rog Ka Aukhad Naam Mission as he was spreading the message of Divine Name and Gurbani for eradication of sorrows and ailments. Since 1983, under his leadership and guidance, Sarab Rog Ka Aukhad Naam Mission has been holding camps in India and from 1993 onwards in India and abroad for healing sick persons by Divine Name and Gurbani without giving any drugs. This programme has gained great respect and popularity amongst Sikhs in India and abroad.
Shri Hardial Singh is also the Chairperson of Sri Guru Amardas Charitable Trust which has set up Sri Guru Amardas Sehat and Simran kender in Kapurthala District for popularizing the Gurmat methods of meditation and Bhagti which are different, distinctive and very effective for rapid advancement on the path of Self-realization and also for removal of sorrows, ailments and obstacles. for more detail www.gurnanakhealing.com