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Raju, Satyam become butt of jokes!

delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2009 03:15 IST

Satyam Computer founder B Ramalinga Raju may have left the company after disclosing India's biggest ever corporate fraud, leaving thousands of employees, lakhs of shareholders and hundreds of customers in lurch but many are having a good laugh at his expense.

From parodies of nursery rhymes to funny SMSes, chain-mails and cartoons, everthing is full of jokes lampooning Raju. While some are saying that 'Satyamisation' has become a synonym for inflating profits, others finding it tough to get a job because of bad reputation of their employers are feeling 'Satyamised'.

The popular nursery rhyme, 'Johny, Johny, Yes Papa' has made way for "Raju Raju, Yes Baba, Cheating us, No Baba, Telling Lies, No Baba, Open your accounts, Ha Ha Ha".

Another rhyme, 'Humpty Dumpty, sat on a wall" has been popularised even more with its Raju version: "Raju Raju sat up on the wall, Raju Raju had a great fall, Balance sheet died, shareholders cried, Raju Raju made a big fraud."

An SMS doing the rounds has a new full-form for Satyam: 'Stealing And Transferring Your All Money'.

One message points towards famous film-maker Ram Gopal Verma preparing to make a movie on the Satyam saga: It goes on to say that Varma, who was sighted inside Taj Hotel, Mumbai, after terror attacks there, was seen at Satyam headquarters in Hyderabad last week.

An age-old TV commercial of a toothpaste has also been pulled out due to a Raju connection. In its new avatar, Masterji says, "Raju tumhare daant toh motiyo se chamak rahe hain? (Raju, your teeth are sparkling like pearls), to which Raju replies "Chamke kyu na? maine apni hi company ka paisa jo khaaya hai (Why wont they sparkle, I have gobbled up my own firm's money).