gulabdevi

I am not Begum Sahiba

A philanthropist visits a ward at Gulab Devi Chest Hospital and asks the doctor incharge if his patients need anything. The story is not new for the doctor who is used to meet such donors. He introduces the lady to his colleagues, “Begum Sahiba (Madam) wants to help our poor patients. Can you think of some urgent requirement”? The lady immediately responds, “Don’t call me Begum Sahiba, doctor. I served as an Aya in a school throughout my life and this petty amount which I want to donate, is the money I got on my retirement. I want to donate this money which is very little but is the lifetime achievement for me.”

“No words for your greatness lady! You are indeed Begum Sahiba for me”, says the doctor.