The Viral 'Durgesh' Meme Is Actually About A Teenage Boy And His Disabled Father

Shreemi Verma , 31 Oct 2017
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123

Some days ago, the ‘Durgesh‘ meme went viral on the Indian internet, with numerous people sharing screenshots of this boy Sanjayy Kapoor and his nemesis Durgesh. An Instagram account with the username @Sanjayy_Kapoor posted these photos, where he revealed that he got cat-fished and then beaten up by a 54-year-old man Durgesh.

Here’s the story –

Durgesh meme
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123
Durgesh meme
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123
Durgesh viral meme
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123
Durgesh viral meme
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123
Durgesh viral meme
Source: Facebook.com/larryperkins123

Many people, including me shared this Facebook post on our social media handles and soon, “Durgesh” went viral on Twitter and Facebook –

There was fan art too –

But, recently, it has come to everyone’s attention that this viral story is actually quite sad. The “Sanjayy” here is not a man looking for teenage girls but a victim of cyber-bullying. His brother, Sudhanshu Pandey got to know about this incident and took to Facebook to reveal what actually happened –

As the post is in Hindi as well as English, here’s a rough translation of what Sudhanshu has written –

Friends, I have something very important to share, please read the entire thing. These days there seems to be new material in the meme market, this time on a person called ‘Durgesh’. Everyone is trolling him, a lot of people commented on his photos. These pictures you saw went viral on an international level. The funny captions made the photos extremely shareable.

Now, it’s time to hear the truth –

Who is Durgesh?
Ans: He’s my brother

And whatever is happening to him, he has no role to play in it. Some random enemy of his has made an Instagram parody account with the name “Sanjay Kapoor” which went viral within minutes.

But what was the fault of my brother?
Only that he didn’t make his Instagram account private, and this scum used his innocence for his memes. We don’t know who’s that bastard behind all this, but whoever it is, you’ve done something very bad. Not just that, this person used photos of Durgesh’s father, who is my uncle and made memes on him too. Come on guys, no one knows what he has gone through.

Durgesh’s father has been through two brain surgeries, his body is too weak for such bullshit. He’s a physically disabled 50 year-old father and you can’t make fun of him like this. Durgesh is his only child. just think about what they must be going through right now.

My brother is a very simple boy and I’m proud of him,after the age of 10, there have been many responsibilities on his shoulders and he is working very hard, just for his parents. This boy doesn’t deserve all this. If anyone thinks they’re making my brother weak by doing this, you just go home. We’re all with him and he’s very strong. A request to all my friends, please share this as much as you can.

Cyber-bullying is unacceptable.

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