The world knew him by many names – the Cephaloprophet, the underwater nostradamus and the molluscan marvel. But to those of us who knew him personally, Paul’s life is one of those fairy tales that Disney refuses to make because there aren’t any songs in them. Before he achieved mind numbing fame, Paul was just another octopus. He was unhappy and unemployed. After refusing to act in 13 Japanese videos,he was looking for alternate ways of employment. He had even registered for ORGY – The Octopus Rozgaar Guarantee Yojana – but nothing much came out of it. “Being an Octopus isn’t an easy thing you know”, he told me during one of those times, munching on the last piece of Papda. I understood what…

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