Fact is stranger than fic­tion

Mid Day - - Daily Dossier -

Who among us doesn’t dream of liv­ing the lives of our favourite book char­ac­ters? But when the choice is a thriller based on fi­nan­cial crime, things can get out of hand, as it did, in the case of a Union Bank of In­dia em­ployee. A news­pa­per re­ported that Nabarun Ma­jum­dar em­bez­zled close to R300 crore and upon be­ing in­ter­ro­gated, said au­thor Ravi Subra­ma­nian’s book was the in­spi­ra­tion. When this di­arist reached out to the writer, who was ini­tially shocked, he said, “Aren’t there bet­ter char­ac­ters to get in­spired from? There are good and bad bankers in my book. Why couldn’t he have got in­spired by the good guys?”

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