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Stash backlash

This Hasan Ali Khan is simply amazing!

india Updated: Mar 09, 2011 23:06 IST

This Hasan Ali Khan is simply amazing!

You mean the sarod prodigy?

No. This is the billionaire alleged to be India’s biggest tax evader.

Ah, the guy that the government plans to charge under the anti-terror law for endangering national security?

Yup, he apparently owes the government Rs 50,000 crore in taxes.

So how is he threatening national security? Does anyone suspect him of links with a terrorist outfit, Maoist organisation or Lalit Modi?

Not yet. But simply by being so wealthy, he could make millions run riot in envy and tear down the national fabric.

So are all very rich people who evade taxes a threat to national security?

I think so. I would even go as far to say that every very rich person is a threat.

Are you a communist?

No, I’m a jealous entrepreneur.

Do say: Can’t Hasan Ali Khan afford a better tax consultant?

Don’t say: Boss, can I borrow Rs 50?