In a heart-warming gesture, a beggar named Mohanan, a resident of Poonjar in the Kottayam district of Kerala, donated Rs 94 to Chief Minister’s relief fund. Last week, he walked for 4 kilometres to meet the former municipal chairman of Erattupetta, TM Rasheed. When Rasheed met him, he thought that he has come for money and offered him Rs 20 note. The man in the rugged clothes sat on the steps of Rasheed’s house and counted the coins that he has received as alms. After counting, he told Rasheed to donate this amount on his behalf to the CM’s relief fund as he did know how to do it himself. Having said this much, he left the coin with Rasheed and left the place.Also Read - Rs 10 Lakhs Cash Including Demonetised Notes Recovered from Deceased Beggar's Home in Tirumala
Municipal chairman Rasheed took to the Facebook to share the incident and made sure that Mohanan’s contribution reaches the Kerala flood relief fund. Also Read - 'Such a Kind Soul': Kerala Recalls Sushant Singh Rajput's Generous Act When He Donated Rs 1 Crore Towards 2018 Floods
Sharing the story he wrote, “These coins. They came in search of my house to find their place in the cm’s relief fund. This former mahout counted them and left ₹94 with me before leaving.” Also Read - Watch | Patna Beggar Sings Jim Reeves Song, Leaves Twitter Amazed With His Fluent English
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Speaking to a daily, Rasheed recounted the incident and said, “Holding the coins in my hand, I couldn’t help but marvel at how big his heart was, even though an injury had derailed his entire life.”
Mohanan begs for a living and his gesture and putting his needs aside, he went on to help Kerala during the rain-battered flood situation. The unprecedented floods in God’s own country – Kerala have created chaos, with over 2 lakh of the residents have been displaced and many have become homeless. The Indian Navy and the State government are relentlessly trying to restore life in the state by carrying out various measures to rebuild and rehabilitate the flood-affected victims.