Durgesh and Sanjay
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Durgesh refers to a set of viral Instagram posts in which a man identified as Sanjay Kapoor claims to be repeatedly catfished by an older man named Durgesh. After screenshots began widely circulating in late October 2017, a man came forward on Facebook claiming they the photographs were actually of a son and his disabled father.
On October 26th, 2017, Instagram user @sanjayyy_kapoor posted a series of photographs captioned with claims that he had been catfished by an older man named Durgesh several times, leading him to assault the man (shown below).
That day, Twitter user @Tazznemo posted screenshots of the posts along with the message "My favourite Instagram account." Within four days, the tweet gathered more than 258,800 likes and 105,500 retweets. Meanwhile, Imgur user fatherofpenguinmafia reposted the screenshots, which accumulated upwards of 213800 views and 5,800 points over the next 72 hours. On October 27th, Twitter user @WidefaceViki posted a Who's That Pokemon photoshop featuring Sanjay and Durgesh (shown below).
That day, Redditor mrdoddsi submitted the Instagram screenshots to /r/indianpeoplefacebook, where they received upwards of 4,200 points (95% upvoted) and 140 comments over the next three days. On October 28th, 2017, Facebook user Sudhanshu Pandey published a post claiming that the photos were of his brother Durgesh with his 51-year-old disabled father Sanjay.
The following day, the original Instagram screenshots were posted in a thread on 4chan's /int/ board. Meanwhile, /r/IndianPeopleFacebook moderator atticus94 submitted a post ordering users to "stop using the Durgesh meme" in light of Sudhanshu Pandey's Facebook post. Also on October 29th, Redditor noggerfaggit posted a photoshopped series of Scooby Doo screencaptures featuring Durgesh and Sanjay to /r/dankmemes (shown below). On October 30th, 2017, the internet news site Storypick published an article titled "Viral ‘Durgesh’ Meme Is Actually A 16 YO Boy And His Disabled Father."
 Instgram – @sanjayyy_kapoor
 Instagram – @sanjayyy_kapoor
 Facebook – Sudhanshu Pandey
 Archive.is – Hello hand sum
 Twitter – @WidefaceViki
 Reddit – Please stop using the Durgesh meme
 Reddit – #FuckDurgesh
 Storypick – Viral Durgesh Meme Is Actually A 16 YO Boy And His Disabled Father Heres Their Story
 Imgur – The Ballad of Sanjay Kapoor
 Reddit – Durgesh is the no. 1 catfish
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