While Kingfisher is sinking the Mallyas become invisible on Facebook, Twitter

The Mallyas, both father and son, who had brazened all criticism about their failing airline and lavish lifestyle have finally become invisible on social media as the problems mount 

Emperor Nero fiddled as Rome burnt in 64 AD; much the same was said on social media about our own, self-proclaimed King of Good Times, Vijay Mallya, as he nonchalantly tweeted about cricket, parliament and Formula One, all through the UB Group’s growing financial mess. 
It is only in the past six days that the flamboyant Dr Mallya (twitter handle @Thevijaymallya) has finally gone silent. His “I-don't care” attitude son, Siddharth Mallya, who had a fan following mainly for being a rich-dad’s son and the arm-candy he displays, is also mercifully silent, while the trauma of their employees multiplies. Father and son were last on twitter on 1st October and their tweets tell you their concerns. Mallya senior complained that “The media are having a great time slamming me. Let them continue their wild and inaccurate speculation. I will prove all of them wrong”. That was on 29th September. Well, nothing got resolved, instead the wife of an employee, disturbed by the financial stress arising out of her husband not being paid for six months, committed suicide.
As for junior, he was more worried about being crowned “Digital Man of the Year” and canvassing for it. His last tweets were a request to vote him as GQ India Digital Man of the Year.
Earlier last week, while Kingfisher was being forced to stop operations, Sid Mallya was playing beach volleyball with bikini-clad models! Here is his tweet. “Just spent the morning playing volleyball with 12 bikini clad models on the beach... now I understand why people hate me. HA!” We can only hope he really does. 
While entire management of Kingfisher and its lenders are working hard to find some solution to make the carrier float again, its owners were busy promoting their Formula One Team, which was also bailed out by Sahara—another strange business group in deep trouble after the Supreme Court ordered it to repay around Rs24,000 crore in three months.

Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Agarwal and executive vice-president Hitesh Patel are trying hard (they are even flying in rival airlines for travelling from Mumbai to Delhi and other places to meet striking employees!) to convince employees to rejoin work. In the meantime, Kingfisher’s company secretary Bharath Raghavan also left the airline.

While Kingfisher was announcing partial lock-out on Monday (it is now extended to 12th October), the senior Mallya posted four photos of “Sahara Force India F1 Team Speed Diva” on his so-called Facebook page (we are not sure if this page really belongs to him, but it contains all updates related with Dr Mallya). So on 1st October, he was more concerned with “Kingfisher Calendar Girl” photos. He even requested for a vote for his son, who besides being nominated for GQ Digital Man of 2012 was also presiding as judge at the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013! (See the photo).
Meanwhile, bankers and the government continue to give Vijay Mallya more rope instead of using the legal provision that will force him to pay his employees, pay up his taxes and pay back the lenders, who are groaning from their ill-considered largesse to the beleaguered liquor baron at shareholders expense.
1 decade ago
What gall!!
What an attitude??
Employees are not paid salaries for more than 6 months and father and son not bothered at all.
How many more suicides must happen before authorities wake up?
Can't Dr Vijay Mallya be arrested for abetting the suicide of his engineer's wife who clearly mentioned that since salaries were not paid, she had no alternative but to commit suicide.
And look at Junior's priorities??
Just to think that they are squandering public listed company's money.Father can divert TDS and service tax deductions for his personal expenses and can still get away.
For all you know when there was mourning at his staff's house, he might be raining a toast for 'good times'.He is the king you see.
Hope Moneylife digs deeper into all the mismanagement of their group companies and bring public repulsion to them and their inhuman antics.
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