Yesterday I met a very young gentleman in a pharmacy. He told me how his mother been suffering at home because she could not get operated in a hospital. His story is like this.
His mother had to be operated in a hospital and the cost of the operation was two lakh rupees (one lakh is one hundred thousand). They collected the money by borrowing from different sources. Since the amount is large, most of the money was in five hundred and one thousand rupee notes. Just one day before the scheduled operation the five hundred and one thousand rupee notes were banned by the government of India.
His mother was already admitted into the hospital but the hospital authority declined to accept the banned currency notes and eventually she could not be operated. They brought her back to home and presently she is under 24 x 7 medications.
There is not an iota of doubt that the note ban was to control black money but I still wonder if people who are having crores (one crore is 10 million) of rupees of black money have suffered like the young man and his family.