Gupta brothers are heroes in the small Indian town of Saharanpur
In the humble surroundings they hail from, the community sees the controversial siblings as an inspiration.
There a is a decrepit two-floor house with its plaster coming off and the gate almost falling away at Rani Bazaar area of Saharanpur in India. Last week, the house hogged all the attention among the locals.
Writing in the Hindu Times, Mohammad Ali reported that this is the house where the Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, grew up before coming to South Africa where they ensconced themselves with Jacob Zuma.
Ali remarked how South Africans may have turned hostile to the brothers, but the residents of Rani Bazaar continue to tell “inspiring stories” of the meteoric rise of these sons of the soil.