No job offers for Saddam Hussain (no, not that one)

An Indian marine engineer has claimed he cannot get a job due to his sharing a name with a certain former Iraqi leader.

The BBC reports even though the engineer in question – Saddam Hussain’s – name is spelt differently to the former Iraqi dictator (Hussein), he has been passed over for a job on 40 occasions.

Two years on from graduating from Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University, Hussain, from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, says his classmates have already found jobs, but shipping companies have turned him away.

Consequently, Saddam has gone to court to change his name to Sajid.

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