While BJP leader Janardhan Reddy came into the limelight and drew flak for spending crores on his daughter’s lavish wedding, this Indian businessman built 90 houses to needy on his daughter’s wedding.
Reddy’s daughter’s wedding ceremony evoked sharp criticism from the opposition, which questioned the source of income even as the country battles cash crunch due to the Modi government’s demonetisation move. The wedding took place in a 50-acres Palace Ground in Bengaluru, which saw the attendance of more than 50,000 people.
Meanwhile, Manoj Munot, who is a businessman from the Aurangabad city of Maharashtra chose to spend over Rs 70 to 80 lakhs to build 90 cottages for the homeless. He had originally planned to spend that on his daughter’s wedding. However, Manoj thought of putting the money into a better use and decided to ditch an extravagant wedding affair.
“Weddings are expensive and people end up spending a lot. But there is such a thing as a duty towards the people,” he told news agency ANI.
His daughter Shreya completely supported her father’s decision and said that it was the biggest gift on her wedding.
The people who have shifted to the new homes built by Munot told a leading news daily that a lot of problems have been solved post this noble gesture.