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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Eyecatchers-18 : 'Motilal Nehru's Bank Account' by Piyush Srivastava

It is a savings account that no one has operated for the past 76 years. The family members forgot all about it as did the State Bank of India, Main Katcheri Branch, Allahabad, till someone recently stumbled upon the name of the account holder: Motilal Nehru - freedom fighter, the father of the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru, the patriarch of India's most influential political dynasty.

Opened in 1897, the account still has Rs.2,650/-. Incidentally, during the last 200 years the bank has destroyed many of its old records and ledgers, but somehow 1897 and 1907 survived. "As we say, history is eternal, so is the record which informed us about the glorious past of our bank," said K.Vaidyanathan, the AGM of the Bank.


(Courtesy: The New Indian Express, Aug.17, 2007)

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