Kenya MP returns after 30 years to pay debt of Rs 200 at grocery shop in India


Daijiworld Media Network: Aurangabad (SHP)

Aurangabad, Jul 11: Kashinath Gawli, got overwhelmed with emotions when the MP from the Nyaribari Chache constituency in Kenya, knocked on his doorstep in Aurangabad. After over 30 years, MP Richard Tong'i had returned to repay a debt of Rs 200.

Tong'i was a student of management studies during 1985-1989. When the time came to leave India, he had a debt of Rs 200 with Gawli. Tong'i, during his time as a management student, stayed near Wankhedenagar locality where Gawli had a grocery shop.

Along with wife Michelle, Tong'i visited Aurangabad and broke down as soon as he saw Gawli. In a comment, he said, "As a student in Aurangabad, I was at my lowest point, when Gawlis helped me. Then I thought that one day, I will come back to clear my debt. I want to say thank you. This is an emotional time for me. God bless Gawli and his children. They were wonderful to me and wanted to take me to a hotel for a meal but I insisted on staying at their house for a home-cooked meal."

When the time came to leave, the Kenyan MP invited the entire family for a visit to his country.

  

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  • Vidisha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    Most of the people are commenting that he should have paid the amount with interest. What mentality. His thought of the grocery shopkeeper Gawli is more than enough. You think he must have come just empty handed. No. He must have gifted the family something.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    As long as Gawli and Tong'i are happy to meet and has great mutual respect why worry about the value of 200Rs?? Only few readers are worried about its value and interest! Looks like both of them have more things to be happy about each other than the money honestly!

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  • observer, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    I don't think he visited India just for clear debt. The most important thing is he remember shopkeeper that's a applaud. BTW what will be the current value of 200 after 30 years.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    This MP is educated! He studied MBA. Some of our MPs are pathetic, few among them qualified too, but missing education! Greedy!

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    While the namesake Indian economic fraudster like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijaya Mallaya run with bank loot under the watchful eyes l 'chowkidar', this explanatory decision by the Kenyan MP Richard Tong'i from the Nyaribari Chache constituency in Kenya is hailed with many praises.

    Though Vijay Mallay also once served as the Rajya Sabha MP, who now made England his home country, something Indian politicians should learn.

    Today value of Rs200 may not be that 30 years before, but the gratitude showed by the lawmaker is appreciated.

    Jai Hind

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  • myna, Mysuru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    HEIGHT OF HONEST!!! Hope he returned it with interest. Instead of inviting Gawlis to Kenya he should foot their travel bills and host their stay in Kenya. That is gratitude.

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  • Edward C Maben, Kudla

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    One will never know if he returned it with interest or not. He might have done it without the show and pomp just like a lot of do. However may God bkess the Gawlis and the MP and his family. A parting note though. A lot of our MLA and MPs should take this life lesson seriously

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Rs. 200/- 30 years ago was a lot of money. Hope it was returned corrected for inflation.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    We are hopeful of Vijay Mallya, Melul Chokshi, Lait & Nirav Modi ...

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    He should have paid the money with interest / compensation ? Otherwise whats the fun in coming all the way from Kenya?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    On EVM Failure?

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    We encounter selfish, cunning people, who make our lives miserable.... But there are moments, where some good work, deeds, kindness are observed aroud us, these are refreshingly sweet.... it gives us reasons to be joyful, everything is not desolate..... life is still worth living !!!!!

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Gentlemen
    Memories don’t die, it haunts him

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  • Niranjan Baba, Someshwara

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Name the girls. Message will reach them soon and react. Will inform no need anything we already indebted to you unknowingly.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    God bless the MP and Gawli family

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Bhandarkar, my stars almost match with your lines !
    Good & honest behavior always rewards. Do you agree. (then press agree)

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Pressed no 4

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Some girls had helped me...
    Some had inspired me...
    Many had supported.....
    I was poor then... Don't think I will be ever be 'Rich' enough to pay back.... Some things can't be equated with money...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    R. Bhandarkar, Mangaluru
    No GST on Dreaming ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Bhandar sir, in future also they will help, support, inspire and love you... Have a Beautiful future. You can't escape by saying you are poor everytime.. Sometimes you should offer them dilkush or gadbad... Al Right?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    OK .Point taken 👍

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Honest people are the real jewels of that nation... great to hear such news even today...

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    That is called sincerity and commitment.
    After 30 years rupee value has dropped drastically, including purchasing powe.
    He must have added few extra 000 to make it (20,000) considering his position as an MP.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    If they had come to visit India, its fine. If not, Rs. 200/= of 30 years back would be 60,000/= as the purchasing power of IRS has gone down. Sincerity of the MP is appreciated, but his mathematics is faulty.

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  • Niranjan Baba, Someshwara

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    It's what mind of small people always thinking about money. In this world humanity is first. Person respect and endorse visit from a person who came from too far keeping in mind something wants to owe to somebody. Here not question arises of money but person's thinking inspite he reach to higher level not forgotten person who helped once when in need..that also from not famous city. Everything we cannot weigh always with status and money. Here bonding between is much importance. Sometimes people forget easily when they reach to higher position giving one or other excuses. I think even gawli wont take money from him. Visiting somebody with some purpose is much important. Even god will also appreciate. Let god bless both the families.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Same type of an incident. This is not a story, but real.
    A black man was interviewed for a very high legal position in USA. He said, his father died when he was small. He was asked how he could do law in that situation. He said, they were many children, and mother was earning small amount. Though he was eldest, after his high school, instead of working, he thought of studying degree and later law.

    He went to a local Indian Muslim grocer in his country and requested him to supply the ration for his family till he competed his law and would return the money after competing studies. That Muslim man agreed and supplied him ration as promised for 7 - 8 years. After finishing law, when he got a job and was in a position to return all money with interest, he went to that grocer, with tears in his eyes, he said what that grocer told him "I do not want any thing from you now. But, I want a promise from you that you will help people who are in need, the same way I helped you"

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Africans are famous for fraud, theft, murders. Not only in India, allover the world. Well, I am not blaming them - their poverty made them like that.

    This man is an exception. No wonder he succeeded against all odds to be a MP. Hope he will do a lot of good to his country.

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  • GIBBS, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    it looks like your source of data is outdated
    Just compare recent information on similar cases like Fraud, Theft and Murders in our own country then you will know who scores high !!!!!

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Where ? Inside India ? Obviously ! Because rest of the nationalities are a minuscule.

    Check abroad. Indians are much law abiding than their remaining Asian compatriots. Africans are any time high offenders.

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  • Niranjan Baba, Someshwara

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    What a gesture. Our people always in forefront at the time of helping others. We ourselves given entry to arabs in our shore when they travelled in trawler. Today they still remembering the same when nobody around. It's good both available and recognised. Mayor's invitation is welcome. He didn't forgotten his hard days..struggling to lay foundation in life.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Im going to be famous someday. Anybody listening?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Yes... Reading (can't listen)

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Good one😂

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    @Chetan mangalore,sure ,but in what ?only to promising one ?or cheating?we want not mouth propaganda but some action,my dear action.The Kenya MP kept payedback his debt.Our Mallyas employers are still waiting .will he too come back and pay after 30years?It is not important aout amount,but his promise .

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