To call Justice Markandey Katju a Facebook legend would be an understatement. Time and again, his outrageous take on random topics have sparked major controversies. But hey, no matter what, Katju has carried on. In fact, no topic is public in India unless Katju either writes a Facebook/Tweet/Blog post about it.

Markandey Katju / PTI

It now seems he is quitting at least one of these mediums - Facebook. Naturally, it's sent the social media in a tizzy, with some followers trolling him and others begging him to stay.

Now, we don't know if he is gone for good because his 'goodbye' is still vague and the FB page still up, but it's time we take a brief nostalgic look at his FB record to know what exactly made him the legend he is:

  • Let's start with the one where he suggested "beautiful women" and film actresses should hold all prominent positions in India.

Electing Beautiful WomenCroatia, which has an ailing economy, has elected a beautiful woman, Ms. Grabar-Kitarovic, as...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Monday, January 12, 2015

In a comment on the same post, he said Smriti Irani should lose weight if she wanted to be PM. Ignoring the barrage of criticism, he went on do something more outrageous: In a blog post, he said Katrina Kaif should be India's next President, provided she sang 'Sheela ki Jawaani' at her inaugural!

Katju said Smriti Irani should lose weight / Source: PTI

  • A year prior to this, he had said every single woman has to get hold of a man. Why? It's nature's law. In the same post, he called homosexual relations and gay marriages "humbug", "nonsense" and "unnatural".

Gay Relationships and Gay Marriages Nowadays many so called ' modern ' people are demanding legalizing gay...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Friday, December 26, 2014
Gay marriages are "humbug", "nonsense", says Katju / Photo: Reuters

He regularly calls current politicians "rogues" and "scoundrels" by name, but 2015 was the year where he lashed out at at least three prominent faces of India's freedom struggle. He called Mahatma Gandhi a British spy and "chaalak paakhandi", Subhas Chandra Bose a Japanese spy and Bal Gangadhar Tilak a British stooge.

Read it to believe it:

  • On Gandhi:

Chaalak PaakhandiI call Gandhi as a ' Chaalak Paakhandi ' ( A cunning hypocrite ). He is the root cause of most of the...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gandhi was a "chaalak paakhandi", said Katju


  • On Bose:

' Netaji ' Subhas Chandra BoseIf ' Netaji ' was not a Japanese agent, why did he surrender when the Japanese...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • On Tilak:

Bal Gangadhar Tilak ( 23.7.1856-1.8.1920) Today is the death anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, whom many have hailed...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Anybody can abuse people from the comfort of their home, but only Katju can do this: Lashing out at the students of an institute that invited him to speak. In December, while addressing IIT-Bombay students, he told students on their face that they were selfish and had no love for India.

In my speech at IIT, Bombay yesterday, among the things I said was :" Most of you IIT students have no genuine love for...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Finally, only Katju can repeat a statement on Facebook for which he was earlier slapped with a litigation and asked to publicly apologise. In a talk in 2013, his statement that "90% of Indians are fools" and "don’t have brains in your heads" had became a major row. But an FB post in 2015 still read like this:

Good FoolsI have called 99% Indians good, and I have called 90% Indians fools. Is there any inconsistency in this...

Posted by Markandey Katju on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Take a bow, Katju. But hey, don't go.