Patna: A total of Rs 1,813 is lying unclaimed in a bank account that India's first president, Rajendra Prasad, opened a few months before he died. Rajendra Prasad opened his account in Punjab National Bank's Exhibition Road branch in Patna on October 24, 1962, a few months before he passed away, said a bank official.
For 50 long years, the Punjab National Bank has kept the account alive, the bank official said.
"The bank has given Rajendra Prasad's savings account prime customer status. It is a matter of pride for us. Every six months, an interest is deposited into the account," he said," chief manager SL Gupta said.
The balance in the account, which includes interest, is Rs 1,813, Gupta said. He said no one had claimed the money. The branch has also made public Rajendra Prasad's account number - 0380000100030687 - with his photograph.
Normally, when a bank account holder dies, the money in there is passed on to the legal heirs on completion of certain formalities.
Rajendra Prasad was born on December 3, 1884 in Zeradei in Bihar's Siwan district and died on February 28, 1963 in Patna. He was India's first president - from 1952 to 1962.