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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Queen Of Coin(Beggar With Full Bag Of Money)

When beggar pay Rs36,000 premium for insurance in india then we can not call it poor country anymore.TOI Reports:
She is no small-time beggar. For, she not only boasts of two insurance policies for which she pays Rs 36,000 as premium annually, she also has a bank account with a hefty amount to boot. Meet Sarvatia Devi. In her early forties, Sarvatia has been a beggar ever since she became a widow about 25 years ago. "They know me well enough at the STD booth on Ashok Rajpath where I go everyday to exchange coins, which I collect begging, for notes," she says pulling out a pile of notes from the sack which she keeps while begging near the Darbhanga Kalibari here. Coins are of no use to Sarvatia. For, the insurance agent and the agent of a local finance company, whom she meets in the evening near Patna Market, only accept currency notes to deposit. One among the city's burgeoning population of professional beggars, Sarvatia is neither a destitute nor a homeless. More..

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