“Rajat Gupta, 63, who lived the American dream as the retired head of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co and as a director at Goldman Sachs, was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of leaking confidential information to Galleon hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam. Gupta faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the fraud charges and up to five years for the conspiracy charge.”- http://www.firstpost.com
The mighty alumnus of IIT-Bombay and Harvard Business School who had the world under his feet is now on a free fall to the grounds of a prison. Who would have imagined that such a glorious innings will see such an unfortunate end. We can never gauge as to what caused this charismatic personality to go for such a criminal greedy move when his bank balance was already sky-rocketing.
“More and more till I am no more“. Why do people have to fall down to such philosophies ? why do people go to any extent just for adding a penny?
He could have been a role model and an icon for all the people who dream to achieve something big in life. Sadly his story will now only be used in negative contexts. A lifetime of effort to harness fortune and respect has now taken a U-turn. Perhaps he too will be forgotten within an year or two but his tale will be there for the coming generations to lighten their paths on what not to do while on top !