Tea seller dies of heart attack after failing to exchange/withdraw money for daughters’ wedding

Following the death and cash crunch reported by banks in the area, District Collector Kunj Bihari Gupta wrote to the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday seeking more funds for banks in the district.

Written by Mohammad Hamza Khan | Jaipur | Updated: November 18, 2016 9:52 am
demonetisation, rs 500 ban, rs 1000 ban, cashless economy, cash crunch, jaipur demonetisation, sikar man dies, no cash, poor man dies cashless economy, indian express news, india news We found cash and a cheque book on my father when he passed away. He was worried shadi ka kaam bigad raha hai.

A 62-year-old tea seller died of a heart attack in Sikar district on Wednesday after failing to exchange old currency notes or withdraw money for the weddings of his two daughters, his family has claimed.

Following the death and cash crunch reported by banks in the area, District Collector Kunj Bihari Gupta wrote to the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday seeking more funds for banks in the district.

Jagdish used to sell tea at a rented shop in Jagmalpura area of Sikar. “Father was worried about the wedding of my sisters Sunita Panwar (22) and Kiran Panwar (24), scheduled for December 3. He used to skip the shop and go out to withdraw money or deposit old currency notes of about Rs 45,000 in the bank,” said Rajendra Panwar (36), Jagdish’s eldest son.

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On Wednesday, Rajendra said, his father left home at 9 am and returned for lunch around noon. “Soon after lunch, his condition suddenly worsened and we rushed him to Kalyan Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” he said. “Father was concerned ever since the announcement (of demonetisation). He was worried about paying for the halwai, tent, etc,” he added.

“We found cash and a cheque book on my father when he passed away. He was worried shadi ka kaam bigad raha hai (wedding arrangements were not going as planned). Mother did not sleep all night,” Deendayal Panwar (34), Rajendra’s brother said.

District Collector Kunj Bihari Gupta said, “People may be unwell but they still stand in queues outside banks instead of sending somebody else. We have constantly been in touch with all banks here.”

He added, “Banks here complained that they did not receive any cash from the RBI in the past two days, so I wrote to the RBI today seeking funds for banks here. We have also sought help from scouts and guides to help those in queues.”

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    Ash
    Nov 18, 2016 at 4:06 am
    Condolences to the poor man, RIP.lt;br/gt; But I don't believe not able to get change caused death.
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      Swadhyay
      Nov 18, 2016 at 1:59 am
      Why older person like father standing in line, may other family members should have helped. Very sorry, but he may have heart failure and the situation may have contributed. Sad for the family. Most if the people are very supportive the program, to get rid of hidden unaccounted money.
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        Anil Sabaji
        Nov 18, 2016 at 2:33 am
        Firstly commentator does not comment on the Person died. He is only saying that death shoul not be linked to demonitization. Just explain why one would get heart attack for not being able to change the notes? There are many ways to make the payout.
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          Anil Sabaji
          Nov 18, 2016 at 2:29 am
          Heart attack for not being able to change notes? Why these political parties who are opposing the Demonitization did not educate the tea seller that he can exchange his notes or pay by bank transfer. Now it will become a fashion to put all deaths on to demonitization the sme way the Opposition tried painting death of a ex serviceman to OROP. IE is happy publishing such rumours without any verification. This paper has become hearsay news paper worth toilet tissue.
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          Ball fire
          Nov 18, 2016 at 4:55 am
          especially Indian Express is spreading negative on action on black money. Indian Express doesn't like anything good happening in India why?
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            Tutu420
            Nov 18, 2016 at 4:12 am
            Actually, now all deaths are projected as caused due to demonetisation. People may have heart problem earlier. How can we just club everything for one reason? Its all Kejri and Didi's work !
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              Rashmikant Shah
              Nov 18, 2016 at 2:51 am
              Donot write political comments. I m sure the death is not related to demonetisation
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                manikantan
                Nov 18, 2016 at 9:05 am
                Heights of insensitivity. 110 cr people cannot operate ATM in India. And you ask them to E Transfer.
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