Kenyan MP visits Aurangabad after 30 years to pay debt of Rs 200 he took as student

The Hush Post | 4:00 pm | One-minute read

Kashinath Gawli, a resident of Aurangabad, was overwhelmed when he saw an MP from Kenya on his doorstep who came to him to repay a debt of Rs 200.

Richard Tongi, the visitor, is the MP from the Nyaribari Chache constituency in Kenya. He came to Aurangabad after 30 years to meet his old benefactor.

Richard was a management student in a local college of Aurangabad during 1985-89. When he left Aurangabad, he had an outstanding debt of Rs 200 with Kashinath who then ran a grocery shop in Wankhedenagar area where Richard stayed.

 

Richard said that it was an emotional journey for him. He was in tears when he met Kashinath.

“As a student in Aurangabad, I was at my lowest point, when these people (Gawlis) helped me. Then I thought someday, I will come back and repay. I want to say thank you. This is very emotional for me,” Richard said.

“God bless the old man and his children. They were wonderful to me. They wanted to take me to a restaurant for a meal but I insisted that we should eat in their house,” he added.

Also, Kashinath said that he was surprised to see Richard after so long. “I could not believe my eyes,” he said.

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