Woman Finds Rs 95000 Cr in Account, Thanks to State Bank of India

A domestic help from a slum in Kanpur was stunned to see an amount of over Rs 95000 crore credited to her account.

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This is the stuff gold-gilded dreams are made of. Quite literally.

A domestic help living in Kanpur’s Vikas Nagar realised hers – or at least if hers have anything to do with becoming the richest woman on the planet after an amount of over Rs 95,000 crore was credited to her bank account. That tag didn’t last long, however, as it all came down to an accounting error on the part of her bank!

According to a Hindustan Times report, Urmila had opened a savings account by depositing Rs 2000 with the SBI’s UPSIDC branch in Vikas Nagar – as a part of the central government’s Jan Dhan Yojana.

Urmila, in an interview with The Times of India, claimed to have received the shock of her life when she accessed her bank passbook on Friday to check her balance.

On July 24, my guarantor Lalta Prasad handed me my SBI passbook. I was shocked to see that an amount of ‘Rs 95711698647130’ was credited to my savings bank account. After finding such a huge amount entered in my passbook, I immediately went to the bank with my guarantor. To my surprise, the computer at the bank also showed the same amount of ‘Rs 95711698647130’ in my account.
Urmila Yadav to TOI

The bank, once notified, was shocked and immediately froze her account. Rakesh Kumar Khatri, manager of the SBI branch where Urmila Yadav maintains her account, confirmed the same.

We will check how this happened and who made the blunder. The bank has now activated Urmila’s account after rectifying the error. The computer data is now displaying the correct balance of Rs 2,000 in her saving account.
– Rakesh Kumar Khatri, SBI branch manager to TOI

Urmila confirmed that the fallacy had been corrected and claimed that now the only proof she had of her “fleeting wealth” were the printouts and bank statements she’d taken out at the time.

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