Meet Sk. Rafi, a 33-year-old cloth merchant from Andhra Pradesh's Guntur who won a Rs 12 lakh cash prize under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana scheme, and received it from Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.
The scheme was lauched by NITI Aayog last year to promote cashless transactions. The winners of the lucky draw were picked by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 9.
Rafi was one of three people who received cash awards from Prime Minister Modi on Friday. He received the third prize.
He purchased a PoS machine from Karur Vyasya Bank, Ameerpet branch, in Hyderabad on December 1 and used it frequently with his customers. The manager of KVB's Amarpreet branch received the prize along with Rafi.