How a domestic help turned into the world's richest – crazy story of a Kanpur woman!

Imagine waking up one day to see Rs 95.7 lakh crore in your bank account! That's what was in store for Urmila Yadav of Kanpur, a domestic help.

Updated: Jul 27, 2015, 19:01 PM IST
How a domestic help turned into the world's richest – crazy story of a Kanpur woman!
Urmial Yadav of Kanpur became world's richest person owing to a computing error by State Bank of India - Pic courtesy Twitter @BJPLucknowBJP

Kanpur: Imagine waking up one day to see Rs 95.7 lakh crore in your bank account! That's what was in store for Urmila Yadav of Kanpur, a domestic help.

Yadav had opened an account with State Bank of India (SBI) and deposited Rs 2000. As per a report in the Hindustan Times, last week she received an SMS stating that her account was credited with Rs 9.99 lakh.

When she went to a nearby SBI branch to check, it was for the bank to get shocked as their records showed that she had Rs 95,71,16,98,647.14 in her account.

This made her the world's richest person – even if it was for a few hours.

The report said that the bank attributed the error to server malfunction.

Urmila Yadav is a beneficiary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Jan Dhan Yojna'. And, she got 'Dhan' indeed.