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Best. Wedding gift. Ever.

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 12/15/16

This puts most weddings—Indian or American—to shame.

Read on:

An Indian businessman has donated 90 houses to the homeless instead of spending more than £93,000 on his daughter’s wedding.

According to the

Free Press Journal

, Ajay Munot, a trader of cloth and wheat, constructed a colony for the homeless, in which each home is 12 by 20 sq. ft, has two windows, two doors, a light fitting and is painted.

Speaking to ANI, his daughter Shreya said she was very happy with the decision and considers it a great wedding gift.

The family, from the Aurangabad district of western India, set three criteria for the people to live in these new houses.

T

hey needed to be poor, live in a slum and not suffer from an addiction.

After the wedding, the bride and groom happily handed out the keys to the new homes to homeless people.

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