This has been reported in timesofindia.indiatimes.com dated 3 February 2016.
Once he had expressed his desire to gift the girls gold earrings, the authorities of the anganwadi chose 10 girls who came from extremely poor families. These girls were children of daily wage laborers and blacksmiths who live in slums of Mehsana town.
AS explained by the gold jeweller, who gave the gold earrings at a discounted rate to Khimjibhai, the earrings were small, slightly bigger than a nose stud. The total cost was around Rs 13,000 and, since the old man wanted to gift these to poor girls, the jeweller gave him a discount of Rs 3,000.
Incidentally, over the last 13 years, this old man has, reportedly, spent Rs 80,000 for various causes like buying books, school uniform and paying fees of poor girls. He is, undoubtedly, a beggar in a class all by himself.
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