New Delhi: Sonam Gupta is not going to be forgotten that easily. The name that invites both ridicule and astonishment has been much talked about across the country for the last several months.
There is no denying that the name Sonam Gupta has been going viral for a long time. Now it has been found that it has been the third most popular search in the country this year.
A report says that the name synonymous with betrayal that ruled social media through the year, especially post-demonetisation — made a surprise entry at No. 3 in the Google India list of top 10 trending personalities, the search engine giant said on Wednesday. The fictitious name first appeared on a torn Rs 10 note in August this year and was back on a new Rs 2,000 note after demonetisation and went viral on various social media platforms with the tagline “Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai (Sonam Gupta is unfaithful)”.
The list of top trending personalities was led by US president-elect Donald Trump, followed by Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu at second spot. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar took the fourth spot, followed by actor Disha Patani who recently made her Bollywood debut in a biopic on Indian cricketing star M.S. Dhoni, at fifth place. Indian female wrestler and Olympic champion Sakshi Malik also featured among the Top 10 trending personalities on Google. Rio Olympic Games 2016 emerged as the top trending search query among Google users, followed by the augmented-reality (AR) game Pokemon Go.