Hyderabad, Jan 21: How much land does a man need? Leo Tolstoy's famous short story, can be compared with the real life story of Ramalinga Raju.
It is a simple story where in a greedy farmer hears that whatever area one covers from sunrise to sunset belongs to him.
So the farmer keeps running and finally dies before reaching the start point. Finally, people bury him in an ordinary grave of six feet.
This can be compared with founder of Satyam Computers Ramalinga Raju as he wanted to acquire as much of land as possible with money he could get his hands on.
Born in a traditional agricultural family, Raju started a land bank. He made purchases of land about 3,000 acres near Hyderabad.
In the last four years, that figure is estimated to have grown to nearly 10000 acres across Andhra Pradesh.
Apparently, Raju was bitten by the land bug. He faces Rs 7,000 crore fraud case, which was admitted by himself.
It brought him down from the IT czar's throne to a 10 ft x 10 ft C class cell in Chanchalguda jail.