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How one Indian man was rejected for jobs 40 times because of Saddam Hussein

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Though the former Iraqi president was executed more than 10 years ago, but Saddam Hussein’s “curse” still haunts a young Indian man and threatens to upend his career and livelihood.

Saddam Hussein is a marine engineer who, since his graduation two years ago from Tamil Nadu’s Noorul Islam University, has being rejected from job application at least 40 times.

The man from Jamshedpur city started to feel the brunt of the name of the late Iraqi president given to him by his grandfather.

Subsequently, he decided to take his plight to court to change his name to Sajid.

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Saddam Hussein turned Sajid was quoted by a local newspaper as saying: “People are scared to hire me, they fear complications from an encounter with immigration officials across international borders.”

Nonetheless, Sajid’s conundrum drags on as his job applications are still not proceeding effortlessly since all his academic certificates remain under his old name.

Sajid currently awaits a court hearing on May 5 to force Indian authorities to change the name on his secondary school certificates.

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