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.
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