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Kartik Rajaram – a victim or a criminal?

Look out for Kartik Rajaram in google search. You may get the following information.

He is an MBA in finance from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and had formerly worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers and Sony Pictures. He was at least part-owner of a financial holding company, SKGL LLC, incorporated in Nevada in 1999 and renewed in December 2007. He worked for Greg Robinson in 2003 and 2004, at a management consulting agency named Azur Partners LLC. He posted a perfect score on his business school entrance exam. He could sell his home (purchased in 1997 for $274,000) for a profitable rate of $750,000 in 2006. He made more than $1.2 million in a London-based venture; for a £12,500 investment he received £875,000 (about $1.2 million in 2001 dollars). His family lived a typical upper class life though in a rented accommodation. They had two cars (a Chevy Suburban and a Lexus SUV) and paid their rent on time. For neighbors, the Rajarams were a quiet, decent family. By all means he was in an enviable position. And then the self-indicted misfortune followed. His behavioral pattern kept him unemployed for several months. His greedy investments resulted in the dissolution of his wealth during the global meltdown to dissolve his spirits. He could have become wiser and led a modest life. His pride suggested only one alternative to lavish life. It is upto Rajaram if he chose to end his life. Unfortunately, he forced his choice on his family too, which included his 19-year old son, Krishna, a Fulbright scholar majoring in business economics at his father’s alma mater UCLA, whose visit to his father at that time proved fatal. His mother-in-law, Indra Ramasesham (69), wife, Subasri (39), sons, Ganesha (12) and Arjuna (7) were all killed by him. Just see the result. His father-in-law, in India, lost a much-needed companion in old age. His wife, who was young, was denied a few decades of further life. His childrens’ dreams for a golden future came to an abrupt end.

Rajaram cannot be considered a victim of global meltdown. He was living in the land of hope where people do not die of despair. Had he continued or allowed his family to continue, flying colors are all that could be in waiting. Rajaram was a victim of his greed, pride, mind-set and selfishness. However, he will now be remembered more as a brutal killer.

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