By Kamlesh Tripathi
There was a time when Sahara Sri Subrata Roy, had become the all-time cynosure of Lucknow city. To the masses, he was no less important than the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. And many VVIPs, VIPs, Politicians, Film-stars and even Sports personalities took pride on being invited by him to his ostentatious functions, where they would eagerly surround him for a photo-op.
His palatial house often staged big shows in which many film-stars flew down from Bollywood to participate. And, he had become so arrogant in his own unmindful ways, that he had even started taking orders from Honourable courts lightly. But he did not realise that his good time is running out when one day he was arrested more than a year back. And since then most VVIPs, VIPs film-stars, Sports-personalities and even dignitaries who flocked around his glamour vanished overnight like thin air, and he was left alone to fend for himself. Perhaps, after having tasted the selfish world this time, as and when Subrata Roy steps out of the jail, he will probably be a different person altogether.
Good times is no one’s monopoly. Lalit Modi former IPL Commissioner, President and Managing Director of Modi Enterprises, Executive Director of Godrey Phiilips India and scion of renowned Modi family from Modinagar is leading a fugitive’s life abroad in spite of having a great legacy back home. And before reaching the status of a fugitive he too was a cynosure, and an awfully flamboyant personality of India. And it is interesting to see where, once people died to know him, today some people are on the verge of losing their jobs, by helping him. With all the power and pelf back home, Lalit Modi leads a life of a fugitive even when he appears to brazen it out on various TV channels. But bad times are here for Lalit Modi.
In our lifetime we often assure and reassure ourselves that we are rich and powerful and nothing wrong will ever happen to us. But the fury of nature, comes as a bolt from the blue. So be careful, you could be next … for Uppar wala sab dekh raha hai. And in bad times only your good deeds help.