“My name is Kovid, and I am not a virus”, is the first sentence of the Twitter profile of the Indian businessman Kovid kapoor, causing a sensation on social media.
This 31-year-old man, head of an emerging travel company, explained on the social network that this week he had traveled abroad for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and that his name had “amused many people.”
“My future trips abroad will be entertaining!“, he launched on Twitter, with a message he received 40,000 “likes” and was forwarded 4,000 times, adding that, while his name helped him break the ice in meetings, it caused him problems when ordering coffee in establishments such as Starbucks, where customers are called by name.
His comment sparked an avalanche of jokes, messages and even interview requests, introducing a bit of lightness into a painful subject, since the number of contaminations with the omicron variant increases in India.
The interested party told AFP that he hoped that all this publicity would have repercussions on his company, which is in difficulties like all those in the sector.
Kovid, which in Hindi and Sanskrit means scholar or educated person, it is a rare name in India. He explained that his mother had chosen his name long before his birth.
“It is a memorable name whose meaning is beautiful and I would not change it for the world.“, he pointed.