We all have learned in our textbooks that “Honesty is the Best Policy” but under forced situations or difficult circumstances we fail to exercise it most of the time. But there is one such person whose act of honesty has become an inspiration for many.

An autorickshaw driver by profession, Parthiban handed over to police a bag full of cash, INR 3.8 lakh, which a passenger had left behind on Thursday.

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Parthiban, the autorickshaw driver, being rewarded | source

The passenger was going to buy a car with that amount but on reaching his destination, he forgot the bag in the autorickshaw.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening when 27-year-old Mohammed Azharuddin, a resident of Tuticorin was traveling in an autorickshaw with his friend from Chinmaya Nagar and forgot to take his laptop bag while getting down from the autorickshaw near an automobile showroom near Rohini theatre in Koyambedu.

When Parthiban saw the bag in the back seat of his vehicle after a while and on opening, he found bundles of cash in it.

For a man in possession of that amount is no less than a fortune but without having second thoughts, he drove back and searched for the passengers but was unable to find them. Therefore, this humble man went to the Koyambedu CMBT police station and handed the bag to the cops.

Not only city police commissioner A K Viswanathan appreciated and rewarded autorickshaw driver Parthiban, but Azharuddin too did the same.

Regarding his missing bag, Azharuddin filed a police complaint and once Parthiban handed over the bag to the cops, the former was handed over the money once his claims were verified.

As goes the saying, “It is better, to be honest and poor than to be dishonest and rich.”