Blog: And the last shall be first…
Catherine Sleep | 25 November 2004
Peanut sellers are not the top earners or most greatly respected professionals in India, so it was with pleasure that I learned that a princess had bequeathed a considerable legacy to two peanut sellers.
Raj Rajeshwari, 66, princess of Bilaspur in India's Himachal Pradesh state, left half her fortune to two peanut sellers who had worked for her as domestic servants. They stand to inherit 25m rupees ($556,000), an unimaginable sum of money for Indian manual workers (well, let’s face it, an unimaginable sum for most people, regardless of country).
Obviously a far-thinking kind of gal, the princess left the other half of her estate not to her wealthy relatives, but to the state government, with orders that it be used to open an old people’s home. The family is accusing the peanut sellers of foul play, naturally. Assuming the bequest was totally in order, what can one say but “nice one”?
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