“When did India get independence?” He was asked.
“The efforts began a few years earlier and final result was in 1947” He replied.
“Who was responsible for our independence?”
“There were so many. Whom to mention? If I name one, it will be an injustice to another. ” He replied.
“Is corruption the number one enemy in our country?”
“Some research is going on the subject and I can answer with certainly only after seeing the report” He replied.
The interview board was very pleased with his original and thoughtful answers and asked him not to reveal the questions to others, since they were planning to ask the same questions.
When he went out naturally others were curious to know what was asked. He politely declined, but one persistent Mr.Dumbo would not leave him. “At least tell me the answers” he pleaded, and our friend obliged.
Then it was the turn of Mr.Dumbo. When he went inside, since his resume was slightly illegible, the board member asked him.” By the way, what is your date of birth?”
He replied, “The effort began a few years earlier and final result was in 1947.”
Somewhat puzzled, they asked another clarification. “What is your fathers name?”
He replied, “There were so many. Whom to mention”. If I name one, it will be injustice to another”.
The interviewer was incensed.
” Hey! Are you mad or what?”
He replied. “Some research is going on the subject. I can answer with certainty only after seeing the report .”