Beggar buys ₹90,000 bike after wife complains of backache, spends life savings
- In a video shared on Twitter, the couple can be seen taking a ride on their new and garlanded two-wheeler, which they bought from their life savings.
In a heartwarming incident, Santosh Kumar Sahu - a beggar from Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh - bought a moped for his wife Munni. The bike is worth ₹90,000. Santosh told news agency ANI he got the bike because his wife complained about a backache from sitting on the tricycle he owned earlier.
"Earlier, we had a tricycle. After my wife complained of backache, I got this vehicle for ₹90,000," he was quoted as saying. "Now we can now go to Seoni, Itarsi, Bhopal, Indore," he told news agency ANI.
In a video shared on Twitter, the couple can be seen taking a ride on their new and garlanded two-wheeler, which they bought from their life savings.
Media reports say the couple earns roughly ₹300 - ₹400 in a day by begging at bus stands, temples and mosques. Sahu, who has disabilities in his lower limbs, begs for alms with Munni; he used to sit in a tricycle that Munni would push forward.
However, after pushing the tricycle all day long - in good and bad weather - and on tarred and kutcha roads - his wife started complaining of a severe backache. She would often fall ill from the pain. After seeing this Sahu decided to buy the vehicle for themselves.
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