Is he the same fellow who did that?
Is he the same person who did that?
In some parts of my country, using the word fellow gives a hint of some negativity. At least, it's not a polite way to say the sentence mentioned above. There, others recommend using the word person. Is it something that if that person did good thing, we use the second sentence?
Can't we use fellow to describe a person here? Is the word fellow (other than PHD) always shows suspiciousness as in "Shh...look at him, he's the fellow who followed my daughter that day."
WordWeb defines fellow as a 'boy' or 'man'.
Please note: I'm clear about using the word fellow, which means a person who is the member of one's class or profession.