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Story of winning a lottery

Updated on March 26, 2016

Raja, my friend, pressed the calling bell and as I opened the door he came in , smiled, shook my hands and said ‘Congratulation ! ’ I really could not make out what his congratulation was all about. As we sat on the sofa he said ‘ I had thought you would not keep the matter to yourself only, at least you would let me know !’

I got puzzled and said ‘ Raja, I don’t know what you are talking about !’

Knowing that I have a high blood pressure he asked me to sit down and relax and then said ‘ Really ? Don’t you honestly know that you have won the lottery ? ’I looked blank and couldn’t resist my excitement ‘ Raja, come on, don’t keep me waiting, please tell me what I have won ?’

‘Well my dear friend, be patient and at first please take a deep breath.’ Then after a pause, he reminded me of the lottery tickets which we both had bought about a month back. I looked at him and eagerly waited to hear more.

Raja smiled and said ‘ Now listen very carefully , what I am saying is true. You have won the first prize, yes first prize my friend and the amount is Fifty Lac Rupees.’ He spoke each word slowly and very clearly . Then he took out a newspaper cutting from his pocket and said ‘ Look at this ticket number, I know it is yours, it has to be , come on if you don’t believe me bring your ticket.’

I was overjoyed, left the room and soon returned with a number of lottery tickets which I had kept nicely in my file. Raja read out the number and I checked the number printed on my ticket. Yes it was the exact number !

My joy knew no bounds, I started to wonder what I would do with such a huge sum of money. Soon my wife and son came. They were very excited too and my wife started phoning up all our dear and near ones to convey the news.

Mrs. Basu, the elderly lady who lived next door, heard the news from my wife. She soon came in and congratulated me in a low voice and asked us to close all the doors and windows. She then wanted to know whether Nandu , our servant , was at home. On being told that he had been sent to the market about half an hour ago, she was relieved and said ‘ Thank God, well you must not trust a person so quickly and please be very careful these days, there are rogues around ’, Also she advised that I must not go alone to collect the money and once collected I should straightway deposit the money to my Bank Account.

Raja, along with my son and two of my uncles, both body builders, accompanied me to collect the money. I felt safe and kept on looking at the Ticket and giving it kisses.

we almost reached our destination driving very fast all the way when , all of a sudden, all my happiness ended in smoke. I heard Nandu calling me. I opened my eyes to see that he was standing near my bed with a cup of tea in his hand. I was so upset to realize that I was having a dream but why the hell he had to wake me up at a time when my dream was about to reach its climax ! Nandu has done this in the past also – many of my sweet dreams in the early mornings remained incomplete due to this stupid boy’s awaking call with bed tea.

Nandu stood there for a while, presumably understood the reason of my angry look and then left , as fast as he could, after placing the tea cup on my bedside table.

Next day I received a call from Raja just after I had my breakfast. He said he would come and meet me after an hour and so he did. I told him about the dream and we had a good laugh.

We went to the local club as we normally do on Sundays. Some of our friends were already there. Mr. Brown, the Club Secretary, had a chat with us and we all went around the clubhouse to see the renovation work being done to the building and then returned to the bar.

Mr.Brown took out a list from his pocket, looked at it and then asked me if I would buy one lottery ticket for Rs.100/- . And then he said ‘ You didn’t attend the Club meeting last month, not only club members but outsiders are also buying the tickets. We are having very good response from all and after paying the prize money we will have enough in our club fund and this will help contribute towards the renovation expenses.’

Knowing that this would do good to the club I bought the ticket straightway and some of my friends, who had not bought their tickets earlier, followed suit.

We had a great time in the club playing table tennis, chatting to friends and then we had some drinks and lunch too . In the afternoon, as we were about to leave, we saw many of the members gathered outside the Secretary’s Office and also we could hear some announcement and then Mr. Brown called out my name on the loudspeaker asking me to hurry up and meet him.

I almost ran along with all my friends. He smiled and congratulated me on my winning the first prize in the draw and handed over to me Five Thousand Rupees, in cash. I was very happy to receive the prize money , it was real and  I could touch and feel.

Five Thousand Rupees, however very small amount that could be, seemed a lot  to me compared to Fifty Lac Rupees which I had won only in a dream.

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      Kamalesh050 20 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi Gita, Nice of you to read the story. So glad you liked it. Best Wishes.

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      Gita Dutta 20 months ago

      Wow, what an Excellent story ! Enjoyed reading from start to finish,

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      Kamalesh050 21 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you so much. So kind of you to read and comment. My regards snd best wishes.

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      Sova Irani 21 months ago

      Excellent sory - Truly Excellent. There is so so much suspense and as you read you do want to know what happened next - You have written the story beautifully and I am so glad to have read it. Keep on writing . My Best Wishes to you Kamalesh!

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      Kamalesh050 2 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @abeera - Glad you have liked the story. Thank you.

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      abeera 2 years ago

      really lovely and a nice story Mr Kamalesh 050

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      Kamalesh050 2 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Much delighted . Thank you so much Madam. Best Wishes.

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      Supriya Sinha 2 years ago

      A Wonderful story! No wonder why there are so many comments! Keep writing Kamalesh and never give up. God Bless.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you very much for sparing time to read and comment. Regards and Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Rina Chatterjee 4 years ago

      Wonderful story filled with suspense. I am glad that you won a lottery at the end !

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you. I am so delighted to have your comment. Take care,

      Kamalesh

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      Steve Oberoi 4 years ago

      Brilliant story ! I like the suspense element present right from the very beginning and so glad to find a happy ending!

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thanks a lot Rohan for sparing time to read the story and post your kind comment. Take care.

      Best Wishes.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Many thanks Laura. Glad you liked the story. Best Wishes.

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      Rohan Roy 4 years ago

      Enjoyed the story. Very well written. Have a great weekend!

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      Laura Evans 4 years ago

      Great story Kamalesh! Written beautifully ... I liked the suspense and of course the nice ending. God bless.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Nikita - So glad to know that you have liked the story. Thank you for reading and commenting. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Nikita 4 years ago

      Grand story. Wish all our dreams came true!!! Excellent work Kamalesh050. Wish you all the Best.

      Nikita

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @designbuild - Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment. Yes, dreams do come true sometimes! My friend, I am so sorry for the inordinate delay to post my comment. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

      Kamalesh

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      DeAnne Liero 5 years ago from Pocono Mountains

      it shows that dreams do come true, in some way..

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Stardash440 - Oh yes Anirika I remember you very well. Great to see you my dear!

      It was so very nice of you to read and comment. I am truly delighted. Thanks a lot. Trust things are all well with you.

      God Bless. Kamalesh

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      Anirika Mukhopadhyay 5 years ago from Sharjah U.A.E

      Hi! Anirika here. Do you remember me? I loved your story! It was mindblowing! I wish even I had the same incident like winning a lottery ticket! I told about this story to all my friends who were gazing at me with amazement. This story is worth a 10,00,00,000 comments!

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Pritam - Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that you have liked the story.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Pritam 5 years ago

      Very interesting story Kamalesh and indeed written so well.

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you htodd for your comment. I am so sorry, I failed to respond in time! Hope you are all well my friend.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Interesting ..Winning a lottery is really nice feeling

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you Sajitha for your visit and comment. Much appreciated.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thanks a lot Jaspal Singh for your kind visit and comment.

      So sorry for the inordinate delay in replying. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Jaspal Singh 6 years ago

      Brilliant work Kamalesh050. Truly I have enjoyed the story and read twice already!! Keep writing my friend and have more dreams(Ha Ha Ha ). Well atleast you have won some money at the end ! Best Wishes to you.

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      jose 6 years ago

      enjoyed it can stop reading it its just so random

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Jennie Demario - How nice of you to visit and post your kind and sweet comment. Thanks a lot my dear Friend.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Venture Boyz 6 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      Marvelous story. I wish I could be so lucky to win the lottery. Keep up the writing. This held my interest until the very end.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      cephla - Thank you for your visit and the kind words. I feel great !

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      bjornborgboxes - So nice to have your comment, thank you very much. Yes you are right, there was some satisfaction in winning Rs.5000/- as I could touch and feel the money!

      I am so glad that you have liked the story.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      cephla 6 years ago from India

      Fascinating story indeed. Well written Kamalesh. Kudos!

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      bjornborgboxers 6 years ago from The Netherlands

      Hahaha. Good story! I guess 5000 gives you a bit of satisfaction after that dream. :) Good on ya!

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      SEOjoe - Yes I agree sometimes dreams give you some indication that something is going to happen. I don't know whether there is still some luck to come (Ha Ha Ha )!!

      Thank you ever so much for reading the story and posting your kind comment. I feel really great.

      Best Wishes to you,

      Kamalesh

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      SEOjoe 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice hub and well written. I would've done the exact same thing if it was me, sometimes dreams like that can foretell something thats about to happen. nicely done on acting on it and hey maybe it means theres still luck to come. Best of luck

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Ania L - Thank you so much for your kind visit and the comment

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hasirraja - Bhalo achi, kichu mone korbo keno? Asa kori apnar khobor bhalo.

      Thank you for the comment. One day you may also win, you never know.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      anish barjatya - Thank you so much. I feel great!

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      anish barjatya - Thank you so much. I feel great!

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      halola, Thank you very much for the comment.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      htodd - Great to have your comment. Thanks a lot.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      mr-burns - Thanks for the comment.

      Best Wishes.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      mr-burns - Thanks for the comment.

      Best Wishes.

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I would like to win the lottery too :D but so far I only won a Christmas tree.... :D

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      Ania L 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great story, really enjoyed reading it, thank you!

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      Hashirraja 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

      valo achen vaia?? amio bangali. Tai banglay bollam. Kichu mone korben na jeno.

      Nice hub and I like it. I have not yet win on any lottery but I try.

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      anish barjatya 6 years ago

      nicely written kamlesh !!

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      halola1999 6 years ago from cairo

      cool story" my pleasure to comment on it.

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      This is really an interesting post..Thanks

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      mr-burns 6 years ago

      Nice story :)

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @rockdresses - Thank you for your comment, I feel great!

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @Sharewhatuknow -I wouldn't say I am prophetic but as you know sometimes things can work out for you in a very mysterious way. Anyway thank you ever so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @ Brenda Moss - I feel so happy that you have enjoyed the story. Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words which cheered me up.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @shyarewhatuknow - I wouldn't say I am prophetic but as you know sometimes things can work out for you in a very mysterious way. Anyway thank you ever so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Champ40 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Well I hope it's a sign of things to come for you like a premonition maybe, you never know.

      Aaron

      http://www.dreambizarre.blogspot.com

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      rockdresses 6 years ago from Turkey

      A very interesting story~

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      Brenda Moss 6 years ago

      This was very well written! Congratulations on a great job. You held my interest right up to the last word. Very upbeat and happy reading. Thanks

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      sharewhatuknow 6 years ago from Western Washington

      You obviously are prophetic. Had you not had that dream, you may never have bought the real winning ticket to begin with. I am happy you won this lottery.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Parveen, Thanks a lot.

      Best Wishes.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Sonali, Thanks for the great comment.

      Best Wishes.

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      Parveen 6 years ago

      Great story! Well done.

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      Sonali 6 years ago

      What a beautiful story! Very interesting. Excellent work.

      Simple words used all the way makes the story an enjoyable read. I wish you all success.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi Laila, Thank you very much for the visit and your kind words.

      Best Wishes.

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      Laila 6 years ago

      Excellent story, wonderfully written, A very good writing style. This is one of the best short stories I have read.

      Wish you all success.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thanks for your visit and the kind words. I am so glad that you have liked the story.

      Best wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Brenda Hawkins 6 years ago

      Wow! it's a splendid story my dear, very interesting.

      I shall be reading your other hubs very soon.

      Wish you best of luck.

      Brenda

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thanks a lot for the visit and for all your kind words which mean a lot to me.

      Best Wishes.

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      Dalia Evans 6 years ago

      It's a fantastic story. Very interesting and written so nicely. Oh yes I have thoroughly enjoyed and in fact I have read the story twice already.

      Best Wishes to you.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I very much appreciate your comment, Thank you very much.

      My Best Wishes to you.

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      Subrata Mukherjee 6 years ago

      Dear Friend,

      It's a wonderful story and I have enjoyed reading from top to bottom. Very well written with simple words and the fun element is quite good. Very interesting story with suspense all the way. Keep up your good work.

      All Very Best Wishes to you. Good Luck.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you very much, I feel great.

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      Dipika and friends 6 years ago

      Excellent story with a lot of suspense. Enjoyed reading each and every line. Very well written.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      crystolite, thank you very much for the comment. Very kind of you.

      Best Wishes.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Great story, Sometimes our misfortune turns to be our fortune.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Kevin - Thank you for your kind words, I feel great.

      Best Wishes.

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      Kevin 6 years ago

      Very well written - it's an excellent story and so interesting. I enjoyed reading every line. Look forward to reading your other hubs.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @fashion - Thanks for your comment.

      Best Wishes.

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Interesting story.

      I enjoyed reading it.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Many thanks for your comment.

      God Bless.

      Kamalesh.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Victor & Wendy - Thank you very much. Glad to know that you have enjoyed the story.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Vivek Malhotra 6 years ago

      What an excellent story! Very well done and I wish you all luck.

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      Victor & Wendy 6 years ago

      Great writing ... Enjoyed a lot. Keep it up.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Susmita Sanyal - Thank you for stopping by and posting your kind comment. I am happy that you liked the story.

      Best Wishes to you.

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      Susmita Sanyal 6 years ago

      I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this beautiful story.

      It is excellent. Look forward to reading your other hubs.

      Keep up your good work.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Many thanks for your sweet words, I feel great. It's so nice to know that you have liked the story.

      My Best Wishes to you.

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      Romi 6 years ago

      Loved the story. Your writing style is very lucid and I simply enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work...I am sure oneday you are surely going to be rewarded for writing such beautiful stories. My best wishes are with you.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Priyanka Dutt - I am grateful for your comment which is so encouraging. It is a great pleasure that you have enjoyed the story.

      Thank you very much.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Priyanka Dutt 6 years ago

      I have enjoyed the story. Beautiful content, Very good style of writing and well presented. Little fun element that is present in the story has added a flavour.

      I fully agree with Marina and Joseph who have commented "once you start to read you get curious to know what happened next, you have a smile on your face as you see the happy ending."

      Very well done Kamalesh. Keep up your good work.

      My Very Best Wishes to you.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Amrit - Thank you very much for your kind words, I am so happy that you have enjoyed the story.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh

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      Amrit 6 years ago

      The story is Excellent, very interesting and enjoyable. You are a very good writer and I like your style of writing. I take this opportunity in wishing you all best of luck.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Rajeev, thank you very much.

      Best Wishes.

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      Rajeev Thakur 6 years ago

      Excellent story. Well done Kamalesh.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Timothy Jones - I am so glad that you have enjoyed the story. Thank you for your kind words.

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      Timothy Jones 6 years ago

      What a great story ! Enjoyed a lot. Glad your dream didn't go in vain totally.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      LTStajul - Thank you very much for the comment.

      Best Wishes.

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      LTStajul 6 years ago

      i read the full story. and i found here very informative guide line. Nice sharing and great jobs.

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @Thelma Alberts - Thank you very much. I am so happy that you have enjoyed the story.

      Best Wishes,

      Kamalesh