A little boy wanted Rs.50 very badly and prayed for weeks, but nothing
happened. Finally he decided to write God a letter requesting the Rs.50.
When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God, INDIA, with a subject “Money issue”
they decided to forward it to the Finance minister as a joke.
Chidambaram was so amused, that he instructed his secretary to send
the little boy Rs.20. He thought this would appear to be a lot of
money to a little boy, and he did not want to spoil the kid.
The little boy was delighted with Rs.20, and decided to write a thank
you note to God, which read:
Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed
that you sent it through the ‘Finance Minister’s Office in New Delhi’, and
That b@#%&^d deducted Rs.30 in gift tax …..’