Lonely Planet Writer

Windfall for locals as mystery money floats into Mumbai

Residents of Mumbai had an expected windfall today as Rs 1000 notes were spotted bobbing in the ocean around the Gateway of India.

The Gateway of India.
The Gateway of India. Image by Andy Hay / CC BY 2.0

Many people dived into the murky waters of Mumbai harbour to retrieve the bills, which are worth more than the monthly income of many people living in India’s most populous city. According to eyewitnesses, the source of the bills was a wealthy foreign tourist, who tossed the money into the ocean and invited onlookers to help themselves. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com