Mohijul Rahima Sheikh is back home at Lakhmipur in West Bengal. This 22-year old migrant labourer was recently in the news after winning the Kerala state-sponsored Rs 1 crore Karunya lottery on March 5 in Kozhikode.
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The family with a dozen members is also trying to grapple with the issue of taxes applicable to the winning prize money. With a combined family income of Rs 12000 per month, none of them ever had to bother about taxes per se.
Mohijul is not sure whether 20 or 35 percent will be deducted as the taxable amount which would then further decrease the actual sum of money that would finally get deposited in his account.
He is also perplexed as to how exactly should the money be invested. His father has advised him to buy some property while he himself would also prefer to invest at least a part of it in the â€˜sareeâ€™ business which is the mainstay profession of a majority of the households in his village at Burdwan.
His wife Rafiza would love to see her ten-month old daughter Masuma Khatoon educated in an English-medium school, as none in the family have ever gone beyond Class I.
Mohijul and his loved ones now wait eagerly for the money which will help them fulfill all these assorted dreams for a happy and secure future.