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.
Santosh Kumar Sahu and his wife Munni on their new vehicle.(ANI)
Santosh Kumar Sahu and his wife Munni on their new vehicle.(ANI)
Published on May 24, 2022 10:47 AM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

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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