BKK Taxi Driver Returns 41,000 Baht to Indian Passenger

Taxi driver Surasih Butaraprom (R) returns money and other belongings to Ankur Gumber at FM 91, 13 June 2015.

BANGKOK – A Bangkok taxi driver teamed up with a local radio station to return 41,000 baht and a passport to an Indian man who left the belongings behind in his taxi on Friday.

The driver, 43-year-old Surasih Butaraprom, contacted FM 91, a radio station that covers traffic and helps coordinate lost-and-found efforts among taxi drivers, after he discovered the Indian man had left behind one bag in his car.

"I was very unhappy. I was worried for him and his family," said Surasih, who has been working as a cab driver for 16 years. 

The radio station then contacted the hotel where Ankur Gumber and his family were staying, and managed to return the bag, said Jaiton Sriwangpol, an operator of FM 91.


Ankur met with Surasih at FM 91 radio station yesterday to thank him in person, and gave the taxi driver some money as a token of his gratitude.

Speaking via an interpreter at the station, Ankur said he visits Thailand with his family every six months to buy textiles for his business in India. He added that Surasih's action has saved him from "a lot of trouble." 



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