When Hindustan Times photojournalist Arun Sharma was filing his day’s photos, he never imagined that one of his images would turn into a trending meme on social media.
The photo was shot on December 13, when the national leaders PM Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani, finance minister Arun Jaitley, home minister Rajnath Singh and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, were paying a tribute to those who died in the 2001 Parliament attack.
“I never thought the photo would go viral,” says Sharma, the man behind the now-famous shot.
He took three shots trying to frame a queue of leaders. “Since the past month, we have been shooting queues almost every day and it is always on my mind,” says Sharma.
But looks like social media had queues on its mind too.
Though Sharma did not caption the image while filing, Twitter has supplied a steady -- and hilarious -- stream of captions. Here are a few which will crack you up:
1) This tweet which jumped to the most obvious conclusion:
@AndreBorges28 They are standing in the ATM queue! ;)— Prashant Jain (@bigtimefoodie) December 13, 2016
2) When some one ran a prime ministerial status check:
PM, Ex-PM and Always expecting PM. pic.twitter.com/Wd3GQiMiuR— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) December 13, 2016
3) This spot on observation:
When you're standing in ATM queue and the person in front takes out second card pic.twitter.com/8OpnbIQYD7— dorku (@Dorkstar) December 13, 2016
4) This comparison to currency notes:
New 2000 note— Chuniya Mama (@daalrice) December 13, 2016
Old 1000 note
Old 100 note pic.twitter.com/pCW2Ue40IG
5) This pun that will tickle your funny bone:
Kaam ka PM— Arjun (@zoomphatak) December 14, 2016
Naam ka PM
Char Dhaam ka PM pic.twitter.com/O501jDDagQ
6) This tweet that’s so apt for the wedding season:
When desi uncles are doing the railgaadi routine in a shaadi and catch you smoking in a corner. pic.twitter.com/OJlJSN80eG— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) December 13, 2016
7) And this one user, took the joke to another level, bringing in the lines for Reliance Jio.
@coolfunnytshirt Line to get Jio sim after hearing free internet offer is extended till march— Sri_samanya (@sri_samanya) December 14, 2016
Since then, Sharma has received positive response for the image. “I am glad that my photo is relatable and is trending,” he says.
Along with this iconic shot, here’s a look at some other meme-worthy images from the same day.