Waiter from Saravana Bhavan returns Rs.25 lakh left by a customer

A waiter at Saravana Bhavan named Ravi proved that he is a man of integrity. He has done something great, which others should take note of. He set an example of honesty by returning Rs.25 lakh that was left behind by a customer and won people’s hearts.

After when he spotted a huge amount, he didn’t do what everyone probably imagined he would. Hotel Saravana Bhavan is a very famous restaurant in Chennai. In fact, it is the largest South Indian restaurant chain in the world. Well, a busy restaurant welcomes so many customers in a day.

Credits: The News Minute

During one of those working days in the restaurant, in the peak hours, a customer inadvertently left behind a bag that contained Rs 25 lakh on a table. When the waiter Ravi approached the spot, he noticed the polythene bag and handed it over to the restaurant owner. The staff waited till the end of the day for the customer to come back looking for it.

In an interview with The News Minute, Mr Loganathan, the manager of Saravana Bhavan from Anna Nagar, who has been employed with the restaurant for over 13 years said, “We checked thoroughly to see if it was counterfeit money. Once we realised it was real cash, we handed it over to the K4 police station here.”

According to a report by The Hindu, the cash bag that was handed over to the police had 23 bundles of ₹2,000 notes. Ravi was appreciated for his honesty and integrity. He was appreciated by his colleagues and the manager as well. He was gifted with a gold ring and a watch by Rajagopalan who was the customer who left behind Rs 25 lakh at the restaurant by mistake.

“People leaving their wallets and phones and coming back later to collect them is common. We always hand over whatever we see on the tables to the manager. That’s how we have been trained. I was quite shaken when I realised that this time, it was no wallet or phone, but Rs 25 lakh. And what’s more puzzling is that these people never came back to take the money. But I know I did the right thing by handing it over,” he added.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.