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Irani pays Rs 100 to cobbler for getting slippers repaired

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Union minister Smriti Irani today paid Rs 100 to a cobbler here for getting her slippers repaired and the latter, who had demanded only Rs 10 for the job, happily put in additional stitches on it with the incident going viral on the

The Union Textile Minister's slipper strap had snapped as she alighted from a flight to address a session at Isha Foundation here, sources said.

She was looking for a cobbler and found one near Perur, around 16 kms from the airport, on her way to Isha Foundation.

Irani, along with general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan, got off the vehicle. She handed over the slipper to the cobbler and sat on a stool.

The cobbler asked for Rs 10 for the stitching job. Irani placed a Rs 100 currency note near his box and said, "Change venda (change not needed)," repeating what Vanathi told her.

The cobbler put in a few additional stitches on the Union minister's slipper.

The incident has gone viral on the with the netizens appreciating Irani's gesture.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 17:22 IST