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Area doctor, family become U.S. citizens

Richmond physician Daniel Paul, his wife Glory (center) and daughter Becky took the oath of citizenship at the federal courthouse in Kansas City on Nov. 17. Their son, Jonathan, was born in the U.S. and is a naturalized citizen. (Submitted photo)

Richmond physician Dr. Daniel Paul makes his way from an Indian metropolis to his new home country.

By Russ Green/Richmond News

Family and friends of Dr. Daniel Paul gathered at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City Nov. 17 as the doctor, along with his wife Glory and daughter Becky officially became United States citizens.

The ceremony marked the end of a long road that led Dr. Paul from his hometown of Madras, (now called Chennai) India with a population of over 4.68 million, to Richmond. After graduating from high school, Dr. Paul applied for both engineering school and medical school in India. After six months of engineering school, a friend of his convinced him that medical school was the place to be.

“I guess I admit sheepishly that my decision was not based on anything that might be considered a noble character, but simply because my friend told me that it was a good time in med school and that was where it was happening,” Dr. Paul said. “So I quit engineering school and entered med school.”

 

 

 

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