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Letters: Gupta as Humpty Dumpty

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This refers to the report “Good behaviour may cut Gupta’s two-year jail term” (October 26). The Rajat Gupta episode brings to mind Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” It is indeed a sad tale of an icon’s fall from grace. This compels the funny bone in me to compose the following doggerel (with apologies to the creator of the nursery rhyme, “Humpty Dumpty”):

Rajat Gupta the insider, traded on the Wall,Rajat Gupta the icon,had a shameful fall!

All his advocates, well-wishers and friends,Could not prevent his prison sentence!

J S Broca, New Delhi

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