New Delhi: A visually impaired couple who earned their living by selling incense sticks got the shock of their lives when they found out their hard-earned cash savings of Rs 24,000 was worthless as all of them were demonitised currencies in Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes.
The husband Somu, aged 59 years, from the remote village of Pothiya Moopanure in Tamil Nadu claimed that he came to know that these notes were demonitised way back in 2916 only when he visited the bank to deposit his and his wife Palaniammal’s savings.
They took out their life savings for their daily expenses when they could not earn money in the last four months due to COVID-19 lockdown in the country, said Somu while speaking to the reporters.
Somu found out all his cash were worthless only when he visited the bank to deposit his life savings.
According to Somu, the Rs 24,000 was saved by him and his wife over a period of ten years by selling incense sticks in nearby Anthiyur and other surrounding areas.
The cash was kept with his mother who live with Somu and his wife as he used to handover some money to his mother every week for keeping them aside as savings.
Somu while speaking to the media said that he has sent a memorandum to the chief minister K Palaniswami to help out his family in this dire situation.