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Bengaluru: Muslim Cab Driver Returns Valuables Worth Rs 2.5 Lakh, His Gesture Wins Internet

A cab driver in Bengaluru is winning hearts after the story of his heartwarming gesture went viral on the internet.

On September 17th, a Bengaluru based techie took to Facebook and shared a heartwarming story of an Ola cab driver.

The commuter, Sayuj Ravindran, said that Khateeb Ur Rahman, an Ola cab driver returned his valuables and gadgets worth Rs 2.5 lakh to him after he had left them behind in his cab.

He wrote, “Returning after my cousins wedding, I took an Ola cab (with my family) from KR Puram railway station to home at around 3:30 am. Halfway down, the car tyre got punctured. The driver requested me to book another cab since it will take some time for him to replace the tyre. I got another one in 10 mins and I was about to reach home when I got a call from the first cab driver informing that I left a handbag in the car. I then realized it was my laptop bag which also had some valuables in it. He said he will wait for me right there. I took my car from home and rushed back. He was kind enough to come a little further towards my home. We met at the Marathahalli bridge and he gave me the laptop bag.”

Sayuj also mentioned that Khateeb refused to take money from him as a favour.

“Meet Mr Khateeb UR Rahman, who returned my bag (with stuff worth Rs 2.5 lakhs approx). He refused to take any money from me in return of the favour and got back into his cab. But I did manage to slip in the money to his jacket pocket forcefully. Please reward this gentleman for what he has done,” he said.

The post had gone viral with over 10,000 people liking the post and over 2,600 people sharing it.

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The RT Nagar Old office (SGP Group), who came across the heartwarming act of the Khateeb Ur Rahman rewarded him with a cheque of Rs 25,000.

In a world riddled with stories of dishonesty and deception, the story of Khateeb Ur Rahman rekindles hope in humanity.

Shaik Zakeer Hussain is the Founder and Editor of The Cognate.

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