Bangladeshi finds money, returns it to fellow pilgrim

A Bangladeshi haji is being lauded for finding and returning around seven lakh CFA francs to its owner — a pilgrim from Burkina Faso – in Saudi Arabia’s Medina city.

The Bangladeshi was identified as Abdur Rahman Prodhan, from Dhaka’s Demra.

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In a Facebook post, he wrote that he found a bundle of foreign currency on Monday.

He hung a handwritten sign around his neck, saying “Some African France [franc] found”, and searched for the owner near Al-Masjid an-Nabawi.

A citizen of Burkina Faso claimed it was his money, and gave proof in favour of his claim.

An official of Bangladesh Hajj Mission in Medina said that such a noble gesture by a Bangladeshi certainly brightens the country’s image in Saudi Arabia.

“We are trying to locate the Bangladeshi haji to appreciate his great deed,” he added.

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