When Kenya MP Richard Tong’I came calling, Kashinath Gawli’s joy knew no bounds. (Photo: Special arrangement)
30 years later, Kenya MP returns to Aurangabad to repay Rs 200 debt
After 30 years, MP Richard Tong’i returned to Aurangabad to repay a debt of Rs 200 to grocer Kashinath Gawli.
Septuagenarian Kashinath Gawli was overcome with emotion as he found an MP from Kenya at his doorstep in Aurangabad, returning to the historic city after 30 years, just to repay a debt of Rs 200.
The visitor was Richard Tong’i, MP from the Nyaribari Chache constituency in far off Kenya, who had come calling to meet his old benefactor.
Richard was a student of management studies at a local college in Aurangabad during 1985-89. When he left for his homeland, he had an outstanding debt of Rs 200 with Gawli, who then ran a grocery shop in the Wankhedenagar locality where Richard stayed.
So, when the Kenya MP came calling on Monday, Gawli’s joy knew no bounds. “I could not believe my eyes,” he said.