Market Scam 1992: Was Harshad Mehta the mastermind or fall guy of securities scam? A bit of both Updated : October 25, 2020 05:47 PM IST Hustler, scamster, flawed genius, visionary—call him what you may, but it is unlikely that there will ever be another stock-broker with the mass following that Harshad enjoyed at his peak. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.