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Bengaluru techie rides on a horse on last day of work, becomes internet sensation

Roopesh Kumar Verma -- who has been living in the city for eight years -- explained that his decision to ride a horse was the need of the hour

bengaluru Updated: Jun 15, 2018 18:47 IST
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Roopesh Kumar Verma, a software engineer who works in Bengaluru, become an overnight Internet sensation after photos of him riding a horse apparently on his last day at work went viral.

A techie from Bengaluru has showed us another way of making the last day at office more interesting and unforgettable.

Roopesh Kumar Verma, a software engineer who works in Bengaluru, become an overnight Internet sensation after photos of him riding a horse apparently on his last day at work went viral. In the photos, he can be seen entering a building compound on a white horse, bearing a sign that says ‘last working day as a software engineer’.

While many people on social media found the act hilarious, Verma -- who has been living in the city for eight years -- explained that his decision to ride a horse was the need of the hour. “I have been staying in Bengaluru for the past eight years, and I am fed up of the bottlenecks and air pollution. This city is overcrowded, and too many vehicles on its roads lead to traffic jams every day. In fact, I learnt horse riding because of the traffic headache,” he said in an interview to News 18.

Verma told Deccan Herald that he learned how to ride a horse a month ago to ensure that he reaches work on time. His office is located on the Embassy Golf Links campus on Intermediate Ring Road.

Verma, who hails from Rajasthan, has also vowed to quit the world of software engineering. He feels that techies in India are being exploited by rich multinational companies (MNCs).

“I have concerns for my country. Most of the techies are working for MNCs, making them rich. Instead of that, like-minded software engineers should gather and start their own venture,” News18 quoted Verma as saying. “Those who ride auto-rickshaws and trucks have their own union to raise their voice but software engineers have no unions or organisations.”

Software engineering, in fact, was not Verma’s preferred career choice; he wanted to join the Indian army instead. “It is unfortunate that I became a techie,” he said.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 18:47 IST