Bennegowda is an ordinary man living an ordinary life of a banana merchant in a Mysuru village. But two weeks ago he unwittingly drank the most expensive morning tea of his life.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, Bennegowda of Raghavapura village, in Mysuru district, was worried about his son making off with his money, and had hid a sum of Rs 25,000 in the most unexpected of places.
But that move proved to be a costly affair, when one fine morning a couple of days ago, his wife told him to book a refill for their LPG cylinder after it was exhausted and she had to make do with the firewood stove to make his regular morning tea.
But his efforts to retrieve the currency notes kept inside the steel box of the stove went in vain. By that time his tea was made, the paper had turned into ash.
The newspaper reports even today relatives and neighbours of the Bennegowda family flock their humble home to shower them with their sympathies.