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24-Year-Old Loses Wallet on Delhi Metro, Gets It Back In Mail 11 Days Later!

On 15th March 2018, Gurpreet lost his wallet while travelling on the Delhi Metro to Lajpat Nagar from the Central Secretariat.

When most people lose their wallets at a railway station or in a Metro, it is unlikely they would be fortunate to see it again, not with all its content intact at least.

But 24-year-old Delhi commuter Gurpreet Singh is one of the luckiest commuters you may have come across.

On 15th March 2018, Gurpreet lost his wallet while travelling on the Delhi Metro to Lajpat Nagar from the Central Secretariat. But it wasn’t until he exited the Lajpat Nagar Metro station that it dawned upon him– his wallet was missing.

Delhi Metro wallet lost
Source: Facebook/Gurpreet Singh

A bewildered Gurpreet immediately rushed to the customer care. He was asked to wait until the Metro train reached its final destination at Sarita Vihar so officials stationed there could check the train. But to his loss, they couldn’t find it, reported NDTV.

As days passed, the youngster gave up all hope. But exactly 11 days later, on 26th March, he received a mysterious parcel from India Post.

“On 26th March, I received a parcel from India Post, which had my wallet and a letter,” Gurpreet said in a Facebook post.

His wallet was found by a Noida resident, Siddharth Mehta, who returned it diligently with everything from the money to the documents it contained intact.

Gurpreet posted a picture of the letter on his Facebook wall, which said, “Dear Gurpreet, I found your purse in the Delhi Metro and I’m sending you the same. Please call once you receive the same. Hope you receive it with full/complete documents.”

He then went on to list each of the documents he had found including Aadhaar Card, driving license, two debit cards, one Metro card, Pan card, pictures and sim cards. And last but not the least, Rs 516 in cash.

Siddharth signed the letter off with a moving, “Be careful next time brother :)” and his contact details.

Gurpreet’s post has now been widely appreciated by netizens with 108 shares and over 1300 likes. You can find the post here.


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Speaking to NDTV, Gurpreet said he is now planning to meet Siddharth soon.

It would have been easy for any individual to empty it the wallet and move on. But Siddharth chose honesty. It is indeed heartwarming to see someone go the extra mile to help a fellow commuter in distress.

We salute Siddharth’s honesty and hope his story helps many more people to choose honesty every single time they are faced with a dilemma like this.

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Written by Jovita Aranha

A lover of people, cats, food, music, books & films. In that order. Binge-watcher of The Office & several other shows. A storyteller on her journey to document extraordinary stories of ordinary people.