“My name is Covid, not a virus,” is the first sentence on the Indian businessman’s Twitter profile. Covid KapoorWhich is causing quite a stir on social media.
The 31-year-old, who is the head of a travel agency, explained that he traveled abroad this week, for the first time since the start of the epidemic, and that his name “amuses many people.”
“My future trips abroad will be fun” reads the message, garnering 40,000 likes and shared 4,000 times.
Indian businessman says my name is Covid and I am not a virus – Photo: Injab / Twitter / Covid Kapoor
He said that while his name helped him break the deadlock in meetings, it also caused him trouble ordering coffee at establishments like Starbucks, where customers are called by their name.
His comment generated an avalanche of jokes, messages and even requests for an interview, resulting in little to no liking to the subject, amid an increase in the number of cases due to the Omicron variant in India.
In an interview with Agence France-Presse, he said that he hopes that all this propaganda will have repercussions for his company, which is facing difficulties, like all companies in the sector.
India’s Covid Kapoor mocks his name on Twitter: “I’m not a virus” – Image: clone / Twitter
Kovid, which in Hinduism and Sanskrit means “scientist”, or “educated person”, is a rare name in India. He says his mother chose his name long before he was born.
“It is an unforgettable name with a beautiful meaning and I will not change it for the world,” he said.
“Proud explorer. Freelance social media expert. Problem solver. Gamer.”