Indian businessman spends daughter's £90,000 wedding budget on the homeless

Ajay Munot donates 90 houses to his area's poor instead of hosting a lavish ceremony


News Desk December 15, 2016
Screen grab of ANI's video of Ajay Munot's daughter wedding ceremony after which he donated 90 houses to the homeless of his area.

A rich businessman in India has donated 90 houses to homeless people instead of spending the money lavishly on his daughter’s wedding.

Ajay Munot thought of splashing out $116,000 on her daughter’s marriage ceremony but acted otherwise and spent the money on his area’s poor.

The wealthy wholesale trader of cloth and wheat hails from Aurangabad district of eastern India, where now he has become too famous for his generosity.

Screengrab of the ANI's video showing the donated houses by Indian businessman Ajay Munot.

Munot ordered construction of 90 houses equipped with electricity on two acres of the land, and chose who would reside there. His criterion was: they must be poor, living in a slum, and not addicted to drugs or alcohol.

The businessman’s daughter Shreya supported her father’s decision, saying it was “the biggest gift for her wedding”.

Munot and her daughter distributed the keys to the homeless for their new houses after the ceremony.

The article originally appeared in The Independent

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COMMENTS (2)

Londonwala | 4 years ago | Reply Respect to this man and his family. Love to see this trend becoming popular. Though these types of positive news hardly gets limelight, there are many in India who do lots of charity and good social deeds. Respect to any and every one who do good deeds every day irrespective of money value.
wiserneighbour | 4 years ago | Reply Though he is a Hindu,many beneficiaries were Muslims.Thats India,and that is the fundamental difference between India and Pakistan.In Pakistan your CII is fighting to stop the bill against forced conversion.Despite religious differences,we are Indians first.Jai Hind.
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