That WhatsApp forward showing Hindi typo on 2000 Rupees note is fake. Here’s why!

So, many of you would’ve already seen that WhatsApp message from your friends. The new 2000 Rupees note showing Hindi written with a typo. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is.

People are laughing over this saying, how could India Govt. make such a silly mistake? May be they printed the Rupee notes in a rush? How stupid of them to do such a mistake, right? Well, let’s see.

Typo in 2000 Rupees

In fact, this is a fake WhatsApp message. Here is the truth.

In every Indian Rupee printed by the RBI, there are 17 Indian languages (from different states) printed. You can see it in every note. Hindi is always printed separately either in the front or near the denomination number. On the new 2000 Rupee note, it is seen sideways in bigger font. And here is the list of those languages you see.

  1. Assamese: টকা (ṭôka)
  2. Bengali: টাকা (ṭaka)
  3. Gujarati: રૂપિયો (rupiyo)
  4. Kannada: ರೂಪಾಯಿ (rūpāyi)
  5. Kashmiri: روپے (ropyih)
  6. Konkani: रुपय (rupaye)
  7. Malayalam: രൂപ (rūpā)
  8. Marathi: रुपया (rupayā)
  9. Nepali: रुपैयाँ (rupaiyã)
  10. Odia: ଟଙ୍କା ( taṅkā)
  11. Punjabi: ਰੁਪਈਆ (rupiā)
  12. Sanskrit: रूप्यकम् (rūpyakam)
  13. Santali: ᱴᱟᱠᱟ (ṭaka)
  14. Sindhi: रुपियो‎ (rupiyo)
  15. Tamil: ரூபாய் (rūpāy)
  16. Telugu: రూపాయి (rūpāyi)
  17. Urdu: روپیہ‎ (rupayā)

Just Google to verify and you’ll know the truth. Source

It’s not Hindi but Marathi or Konkani

So, the thing is, some Indian languages are very similar to Hindi. For example, Marathi and Konkani. So in the new 2000 Rupees note, the “Don Rupya” shown as typo is not actually Hindi. It’s either Marathi or Konkani. (I don’t know to read either so not able to say which one or order is it. May be readers can help.)

So, there you have it. If someone forwarded you that WhatsApp message showing typo in the new 2000 Rupees note, tell them it is not a typo. And for once, verify before forwarding WhatsApp messages and don’t make idiots out of themselves.

Please share this article with your WhatsApp friends, so they know the truth. Thanks! 🙂

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