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Sushma Swaraj assures help to Russian youth forced to beg in Tamil Nadu temple

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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured help to a Russian youth after he was forced to beg for alms at the entrance of Sri Kumarakottam Temple in Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu after his ATM PIN had got locked.

Evangelin, who came to India on September 24, had gone to Kancheepuram from Chennai and after visiting a few temples in the town, he went to an ATM kiosk but was unable to draw money as his ATM card’s PIN had got locked.

He sat outside the temple after he was unable to withdraw money from the ATM and started seeking alms using his cap.


“Evangelin – Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help,” Swaraj said in a tweet.