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Once there lived a potter in the village of Rampur. His name was Ramachandra Sree Guru Bhagwandas Gupta. The villagers found it very difficult to call him because of his long name. And the potter did not like his name to be shortened. He would not reply to people who shortened his name. The villagers were in a dilemma.
Around this time a boy called Naren came to the village to see his grandparents. Since he was from the big city, the villagers asked him if he could find a solution to the problem. Naren went to see the potter. Now the potter had a long beard and a very big moustache. In fact, his face was almost covered with hair. All of a sudden, an idea struck Naren.
Story by Karuna Krishnan
Naren said that his name should be Mr.R.S.G.Gupta.
He told the potter that his name was Naraniya Jodyagri Bhavanesha Gotyapuram. As the potter did not know Naren's name,he felt it was too long he called out to him as Naraniya only. Now Naren said that he didn't like his name to be shortend. The potter understood everything and realised his mistake. Then he told everyone that they can call himto call him Sree Guru. Everyone became happy. Now Ramchandra Sree Guru Bhagwandas Gupta was Sree Guru.
He has given him the Name Harry Potter, "Potter" because he is a potter and "Harry" because his face is covered with hair, so people can identify which potter they ware taking about.
When Naren saw the Ramachandra with a long beard and moustache, looked like a baba. So he named him, Baba. From that day onwards everyone started calling him, Baba which not only solve the problem of the villagers but also give good name to that old man.
Naren introduced himself to the potter. After that he said to the potter to answer his one question. If he answered then Naren would request all the villagers to call him by his full name. He asked the potter if he can tell how many hair were there in his beard? Now the potter was in trouble. He said that he would go mad if he would start counting the hair. Then Naren asked him to imagine how the villagers felt when he asked them to call by that long name. Thereafter the potter realised his mistake and requested the villagers to call him Mr. Potter.
Naren said "ahh ha your name shall be called " Harry Potter." Potter asked him why then he said beacause you are so "Harry" and your your name is called "Potter". So you shall be called "Harry Potter"
Naren sat down to have a chat with the potter. He then talked about his family and tell him their name. His father is Naren Butterett Jonathan Rett, his mather named Colyn Katherine Rolin Hilton and her sister Narina Hilton Jacelyn Rett. The potter found it difficult to remember and call their names. He then realised and thanked Naren for his help to remind him about his name.
He told the potter that his name was Naraniya Jodyagri Bhavanesha Gotyapuram. As the potter did not know Naren's name, he felt it was too long he called out to him as Naraniya only. Now Naren said that he didn't like his name to be shortend. The potter understood everything and realised his mistake. Then he told everyone that they can call him to call him Sree Guru. Everyone became happy. Now Ramchandra Sree Guru Bhagwandas Gupta was Sree Guru.
Naren sweetly told the potter," Sir, I heard that you make the best pots in town. You deserve great respect for your skill. So I was thinking that everyone should address you as Great Potter Sir." The potter liked the idea and took on that title.
HE TOLD HIM THAT IN FUTURE YOU CAN SUFFER A LOSS BECAUSE OF YOUR NAME AS IT WAS VERY LONG AND PEOPLE FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CALL YPU BY YOUR BIG NAME AND YOU DONT LET THEM TO SHORTEN YOUR NAME. SO HOW THEY WILL BUY THINGS FROM YOU. THEY WILL BUY THINGS FROM ANOTHER POTTER . HE REALISED HIS MISTAKE AND FROM NOW EVERYONE IN VILLAGE CALL HIM AS - "BHAGWANDAS" .
Naren convinced the potter that his name was too long to pronounce. Due to this, the people felt difficult to deal with him and didn't come to him to buy pots. They went to another potter and get their need from him. This made the potter realise his mistake and he shortened his name to Sree Bhagwandas.
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