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