Farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district received what were apparently fake ₹2,000 currency notes from the local State Bank of India branch, reported the Times Of India.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was missing in the notes and, when the befuddled farmers approached bank officials, they were told that the notes were "genuine". Fortunately for them, the bank, however, replaced the notes.
The farmers were told that the missing Gandhi image in the notes was because of a "printing error".
ANI tweeted the photograph of the defective notes, social media caught up with the photograph and, like a good sport, turned the whole thing into a hilarious meme.
Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh): Farmer receives Rs 2000 notes from SBI Bank without Mahatma Gandhi's image pic.twitter.com/To8yiFIFxq— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2017
Baapu ke naam par safaai karte karte, baapu ko hi saaf kar diya. pic.twitter.com/iAsSuMBEGO— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 5, 2017
Only Munnabhai can see the Baapu on this Note. pic.twitter.com/4ejCWmKFtm— Chota NewYeaRazor (@BloodyKamina) January 5, 2017
Bapu change lene gaye hai. pic.twitter.com/ycUDgd9oYH— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 5, 2017
2000 rupee notes found in wallet of Nathuram Godse. pic.twitter.com/WLXHxlolED— Kachra Peti (@kachra_peti) January 5, 2017
Bapu Will Vanish From the 2000 Rs Note If Not Circulated Within 50 Days..— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) January 5, 2017
Technology At Its Best !! pic.twitter.com/NoVi4xogWs
Acha chalta hoon. Duaaon mein yaad rakhna.— Vishal Bhatt (@Bhatt_Vishal) January 5, 2017
Mahatma Gandhi pic.twitter.com/ZG8PC8KNFO
Par mereko toh isme Bapu dikh rele hai ~ Munna bhai pic.twitter.com/MwaiTqMVda— Sense of tumor (@dashhtweets) January 5, 2017
When Gandhi ji realised that he shares his surname with Rahul Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/v0Ox4wniBT— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) January 5, 2017
Gandhi ji vanished from ₹ 2000 note after watching Rahul Gandhi standing in ATM line. pic.twitter.com/GmxVyA8kfs— PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) January 5, 2017
Of course. Mahatma Gandhi would have disapproved of the 2000 rupee note.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 5, 2017
He specifically said - Be the change you want to see. https://t.co/4WBgKzoDAS
She: My parents aren't home Gandhi: pic.twitter.com/UX60Z0NkQJ— Bewda Engineer (@abhijix) January 5, 2017
अब ये अफवाह कौन फैला रहा हैं कि बापू को मिस्टर इंडीया कि घडी मिल गई है😁😂 pic.twitter.com/RaHxiwz0N7— Dr. Mashoor Gulati (@Drgullati) January 5, 2017
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