Real face of demonetisation? Veteran armyman Nand Lal's heartbreak goes viral

A photo of an old man crying after he missed his spot at bank branch in Gurugram, which was clicked by a photographer belonging to a leading national daily has gone viral online.

Hindustan Times photographer Praveen Kumar, clicked the photo of a former army man, Nand Lal, who the daily adds, has become the face of India's demonetisation blues.

The 79-year old widower lives alone in a gloomy 10x10 room with very little belongings which he can call his own. His adopted daughter, who was married around 15 years ago, occasionally visits him, though neighbours say they have never seen her visiting the ex-army man.

On Wednesday, he was waiting in the elephantine line outside a State Bank of India branch waiting to withdraw a part of his pension for serving his country. Lal, who migrated from present-day Pakistan during the traumatic days of partition, receives a meagre pension of Rs 8,000.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 10:22:54 IST