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Coimbatore

Septagenarian sisters distressed as saving of Rs.46,000 in demonetized notes useless

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Knowing little that their 10-year savings will be of no value now now, two septuagenarian sisters in Tirupur are looking up in shock, after learning that the Government has banned such currencies three years ago.

The savings of Thangammal (78) and Rangammal (75) of Pumalur was Rs.46,000 but in demonetised Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 and kept for their treatment and last rites

The issue came to light, when their wards sought money for their treatment, the sisters handed over the currency notes, putting their relatives in surprise and shock.

While Rangammal has saved Rs.24,000 and Thangammal Rs.22,000 in old 500 and 1,000 notes and the relatives are now shell-shocked as they do not know what to do with the money.

The sisters, who were doing petty jobs, were not aware of demonetisation and went on to save old notes, for the future purpose for their grandsons and granddaughters.

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