Beggars or Moneybags? -
Beggars or Moneybags?
Posted 18 May 2018 12:06 PM

India is a country where you can see plenty of beggars around you asking for money or food, and most of the time we give money or food to them in order to pay sympathy to them as they belong to a below level class where they can't meet their necessities of living. But are they really poor or just pretending to be one. I came across some interesting stories that were a shocker to me as these people have wealth which is more than a middle-class working individual.
Few of them are:
Bharat Jain, 49, owns two flats in Parel
Bharat Jain, a 49-year old family man with an entrepreneurial outlook. He mostly works out of the Parel region of Mumbai, where he owns two apartments valued at around 70 Lakhs. However, early morning shifts and long work hours do not allow him to visit his place more than once a week.
Apart from this, he has rented out a shop to a juice center and collects Rs.10,000 as monthly rent. He successfully begs around Rs.75000 every month and is really passionate about his work. His family runs a business that deals in study material and school notebooks and has asked Bharat to give up his begging career, but Bharat would just not listen.

Krishna Kumar Gite earns Rs. 1500 a day
Krishna Kumar Gite is another amazing young venture holder. Krishna's favorite begging spot is CP Tank near Charni Road in Mumbai. He earns around 1500/- a day and owns a flat at Nallasopara, where he lives with his brother. He stays away from the money matters though. His brother handles all his money, he says.

Sambhaji Kale owns a flat in Virar and two houses in Solapur
Sambhaji Kale, with his family of four, begs in the Khar region of Mumbai and earns around a thousand bucks a day. He owns a flat in Virar and two houses and a piece of land in Solapur. He has also made some investments worth thousands and around half a lakh in the bank. Life's hard!

Sarvatia Devi, pays Rs. 36,000 annually as insurance premium
Sarvatia Devi from Patna is among the most famous female beggars in the country. She's got a comfortable home behind Ashok Cinemas in Patna, and her daughter is married and well settled. She's made smart investments and pays Rs.36,000 annually as an insurance premium.
And there are endless stories in context to begging.

According to the survey, begging is a rather profitable way of life in India.

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