Cuttack, Nov 13: An elderly woman of Odisha’s Cuttack city has alienated her whole assets worth Rupees Crores to a rickshaw puller on Saturday.
She has bequeathed all her properties to the rickshaw puller who has virtually looked after her after she lost her kith and kins one after the other.
The benevolent woman is Minati Pattnaik, a resident of the Sutahat area in Cuttack. The fortunate rickshaw puller is Budha Samal, who is based in the millennium city.
Sources said Minati Pattnaik who hailed from Sambalpur had married Krishna Kumar Pattnaik, a well-to-do person in Cuttack.Pattnaik’s family was leading a happy life with a cute daughter,Kamal Kumari. Meanwhile, a series of disasters snatched away the smiles from the whole family. Mr Pattnaik passed away all of sudden. After a few months, his daughter Kamal Kumari died of heart stroke at a tender age.
After the death of the dear ones, Minati spent a miserable and lonely life. No near and dear came forward to assist her in the sorrowful situations, rather they just condoled her as a formality.
Budha Samal, a rickshaw puller who used to carry Kamal to her school, assisted Minati and her husband in household exigencies, stepped ahead to extend every sort of help to Minati in her lonely life.
Fascinated with the dedication, selfless service, and commitment of Budha Samal, Minati made up her mind to make him the kin next to her.
Working on it, she handed over her three-story building, gold ornaments along with other movables and immovable properties to Budha Samal after executing a Will in his favor.
The elderly woman said, ” No dear and near ones came to my rescue during the time of need. Nor did the properties give me any relief. But Budha, the poor rickshaw puller, stood beside every time of my need”.