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India is famous for its diversity, food, cultural history and bizarre events that take place in the country. Number of times, there are incidents that take place in the country and you rightly believe that such incidents can never ever happen in any other country in our world.
This incident is one of them. Here, a normal Taxi driver became a multi-billionaire over night. Confused? The story is very fascinating!
This story is of Balwinder Singh, a taxi driver by profession. The man was amazed and shocked when he came to know that a crazy amount of Rs 98,05,95,12,231 was credited on 4th November to his State Bank of Patiala account. Yes, read the amount again, it is as good as 9.8 thousand Crores.
This is an amount that will make the richest of all happy, we could only imagine the condition of this poor Taxi driver after knowing that he has so much in his account. But let's just say that his happiness was short lived. Why?
Keep reading ahead to know that.
Balwinder said, “I made many rounds of the bank, but nobody listened to me. Instead they kept my passbook with them on November 7, and issued a new passbook without the gigantic entry. I had opened the account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). My balance usually is around Rs 3,000.”
The bank explained that this was nothing but an error from one of the workers in the bank. Sandeep Garg, the lead bank manager, explained, “The account holder happens to be a designated vendor for the bank. While passing a credit entry of Rs 200, an assistant manager (accounts) wrongly inserted the bank’s 11-digit internal Banking General Ledger account number in the amount column. The mistake was noticed the next day, following which the entry was reversed.” Now this makes you sad for Balwinder, right?