Here are the 105 people who died in 45 days of demonetisation
Do you know the names of the 105 who died in queues and elsewhere? Here they are.
The demonetisation drive has entered its 45th day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced demonetisation of high denomination notes as a surgical strike against black money and corruption. But his rhetoric has changed tune several times since then.
The PM had declared that good times were sure to dawn upon us. We don't know about good times but Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien put out a tweet with the list of the 105 people who have died in the 45 days. Will they also be given the status of martyrs now that the state had brought about the end of their lives?
We have taken the names from the list O'Brien tweeted earlier today.
Andhra Pradesh: 6 deaths
- Ratna Pillai, 70-year-old, died waiting in a bank queue
- Vijaya Lakshmi, 70-year-old, died as she entered into a bank to exchange her old notes.
- Lakshminarayana, 75-year-old, died waiting in a bank queue
- Komali, 18 month-old child, died because her parents did not have money to buy medicine. Private hospital refused to take old notes
- S K Sheriff 46-year-old deputy manager of SBI bank collapsed while working and died in the hospital. He was working 14 hours every day.
- SK Moulali, 75-years-old, collapsed while standing in a queue and died on the next day. He had been standing in queues for 10 days to withdraw his pension.
- Surendra Sharma died waiting in a bank queue
- Ram Awadh Sah, 45-year-old, died of heart attack as he feared his daughter’s in-laws would not accept his old currency notes in dowry.
- Lal Muni Devi died waiting in a bank queue.
- Manju Manjhi,23-year-old, died after being denied dialysis due to the refusal of the hospital to accept old rs 500 notes.
- Haider Died of heart attack, he had been wandering from branch to branch to exchange high denomination notes.
Chandigarh: 1 death
- 65-years-old Bishan Kaur died while standing in a queue.
Chhattisgarh: 1 death
- A 45-year-old farmer committed suicide as he could not exchange old notes after trying three days. He had to send money to his stranded children in Tamil Nadu.
Delhi: 4 deaths
- Virender Basoya hanged himself as he was unable to exchange old currency worth 12 lakhs.
- Saud Ur Rehman, 48-years-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Rizwana, 24-years-old, hanged herself as she was unable to exchange old notes for three days.
- Satish, 49-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
Gujarat: 5 deaths
- 50-year-old women committed suicide as she was unable to buy food for her family.
- 69-old-man died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Barkat Sheikh died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Unknown died while waiting in a bank queue
- A bank cashier Prem Shankar Prajapati- 33-years-old, committed suicide due to work stress.
Haryana: 3 deaths
- Rajesh Kumar, 56-year-old, died after working three days and nights at his co-operative bank.
- An unknown woman died of suffocation standing in a bank queue.
- 80-year-old Kaushalya Devi felt unwell standing in a queue, was taken to the hospital and died.
Jammu and Kashmir: 1
- Muneer, an 8-year-old boy, was ill and his father had to carry him to the hospital as cab driver refused old notes. Declared dead on reaching the hospital.
Jharkhand: 4 deaths
- Lavkush died of economic stress because his daily wager father had been unable get jobs due to demonetization.
- Lakshmi, Lavkush’s grandmother, died of shock after hearing of grandson’s death.
- Ram Chandra Paswan died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Bind Kumari college student, could not withdraw money to pay college fees, committed suicide.
Karnataka: 2 deaths
- Gopala Shetty, 96-years-old, died while waiting in a bank queue
- 40-year-old woman committed suicide because rs 15000 that she had gone to the bank to exchange got lost or stolen
Kerala: 4 deaths
- Karthikeyan, 75-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- KK Unni, 45-year-old, slipped and fell from the third floor of a bank and died.
- OmanakuttanPillai, 73-year-old, committed suicide fearing that he would not able to withdraw his life savings deposited in a co-operative bank.
- Chandrasekharan, 68-year-old, died waiting in a bank queue.
Madhya Pradesh: 7 deaths
- Babulal Valmiki collapsed and died 100 meters away from the bank. He had gone to exchange 12000 rupees.
- Sanjay Prajapt died after rushing home to fetch his father’s Adhar card, so he could exchange old notes at the bank.
- Vinay Kumar Pandey died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Unknown SBI cashier died of heart-attack working long hours.
- Halke Lodhi committed suicide as he did not have money to buy fertilisers and seeds in time for the rabi sowing season
- 45-years-old Laxman Mehra committed suicide when he failed to withdraw money from the bank.
- Kamal Vanshkar, 65-years-old, died while standing in a queue for more than 4 hours.
Maharashtra: 7 deaths
- Tukaram Tanpure, 53-year-old, died of heart attack. He was a bank peon who got stressed working 12 hours a day.
- Digambar Kasbe, 60-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- 60-year-old Deepak Shah died while waiting in a bank queue.
- A newborn baby died, when the hospital refused to admit an ill newborn because the parents had old notes.
- Viswas Vartak, 72-years-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- R V Rajesh, 51-year-old, Bank employee died of heart attack.
- Prabhakar Narayan Raut, 72-year-old, collapsed standing in a bank queue and died on the way to the hospital.
Manipur: 1 death
- 70-year-old Ibohanbi Akoijam died after standing in a queue at the post office. He had gone to collect his pension.
Odisha: 1 death
- A 2-year-old child died when Auto rickshaw drivers refused to take the family to the hospital as they had only rs 500 notes.
Punjab: 6 deaths
- Sukhdev Singh died of heart attack, nobody was accepting money he had saved for daughter's marriage.
- Balbir Singh, 52-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue and he was having heart problems.
- Bhagwan Singh, 70-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue. He was running out of cash for agricultural and household purposes.
- 19-year-old Lucky committed suicide.
- Malook Singh, 65-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- 45-year-old Asha Rani was in the bank queue, fell and lost consciousness in the rush, declared dead when rushed to the hospital.
Rajasthan: 5 deaths
- Newborn Baby died when ambulance refused to take the baby to the hospital as parents had old notes.
- Jagdish Panwar, 62-year-old, died of heart attack. He was stressed over not having cash for his daughter’s wedding.
- 75-year-old Ratna Ram started vomiting and collapsed outside the bank after withdrawing money.
- Chiranji Lal, 70-year-old, collapsed while standing in a queue and later died.
- 46-year-old Modu Singh Gurjar died while waiting in a bank queue.
Tamil Nadu: 1 death
- M Subramanian died while waiting in a bank queue.
Telangana: 4 deaths
- Sheik Basheer immolated himself because a financier refused to accept his old currency.
- 45-year-old Balaiah consumed poison along with his father Galaiah after the price of their land went down from rs 6-7 lakh per acre to rs 2-3 lakh. They were in debt.
- Kandukuri Vinoda, 55-year-old, committed suicide because she thought her cash savings of rs 54 lakh were worthless after note ban.
Uttar Pradesh: 28 deaths
- Ishteyak Ahmad, 70-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Mohammad Shahzad died while waiting in a bank queue. That was the four consecutive day standing in a queue.
- Suresh Sonar died of heart attack after failing to exchange notes to find money for daughter’s tilak ceremony.
- Khaliq Hasan, 56-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- 17-year-old, Sumit committed suicide as his mother did not give small denomination notes.
- Aziz Ansari died of heart attack in a bank on the third day of trying to exchange old notes.
- 70-year-old Reghunath Verma died while waiting in a bank queue.
- 20-year-old Shabana committed suicide.
- A child died as the hospital did not admit the child. They demanded advance but parents had only old notes and they failed to pay advance money.
- One-year-old Kush died when doctors stopped treatment after parents ran out of rs 100 notes. Parents brought him home and he died.
- An elderly woman died while counting notes. Police found rs 2.69 lakh worth old notes alongside her body.
- Unknown died of heart attack after hearing demonetization announcement. He had received rs 70 lakh in advance for selling his land just the previous day.
- Kamta Prasad, 75-year-old, died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Babul, 50-year-old, died of heart attack after returning home from the bank. He failed to exchange notes to find money for his daughter's marriage.
- Mohammed Idrees, 45-years-old, died of heart attack while on his way to the bank to exchange old notes.
- Tirtharaji, 40-year-old, died of shock when she went to the bank to deposit rs 1000 notes and was told these were not legal tender.
- Unknown fetch chest pain after hearing demonetization announcement.
- Unknown died in a stampede outside the bank.
- A 4-year-old girl child was sick and she needed treatment. She died in her father’s arms while standing in bank queue to collect money for her treatment.
- Suresh, 18-year-old B. Sc. second year student hanged himself as he could not withdraw money from the bank to pay his college examination fees.
- 85-year-old Indrasani devi died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Akbar, 27-years-old, committed suicide on hearing the announcement that over the counter exchange of notes had been discontinued.
- Saleki collapsed while standing in bank queue and died in the hospital.
- Shesh Kumar, 50-year-old, had chest pain, but he did not have money to consult the doctor. Son and wife rushed to the bank to collect money and got money 5 hours later. But he had died by the time.
- Rakesh Chand, 45-year-old Ex CRPF man, had been trying to withdraw money for several days for medical treatment. After many unsuccessful tries, he committed suicide.
- 45-year-old Shamim died following a brief illness, his wife could not able to withdraw money to pay for medicines even after trying for four days.
- 48-year-old Satish Kumar committed suicide as he was unable to withdraw money from the bank for his son's wedding.
West Bengal: 9 deaths
- 56-year-old Dharani Kanta Bhowmik died while waiting in a bank queue. She had queued up for three consecutive days.
- Madhu Tiwary got killed by her husband because she returned from ATM without new notes.
- Shibu Nandi committed suicide as he could not able to pay his labourers wages.
- Sitaram committed suicide as he could not exchange old notes and could not pay off his loans.
- 73-year-old Robin Mukherjee died while waiting in a bank queue.
- Biswadeb Naskar collapsed while standing in a bank queue to withdraw pension.
- Kallol Roy Chowdhury died while waiting in a bank queue.
- An unknown person died while standing in a queue.
- Srimanta Sarkar committed suicide after he failed to exchange demonetised notes even after trying for three weeks.
— Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) December 22, 2016