Man sells Aladdin’s magical lamp to a doctor!
You all must have heard the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp, and must have seen the numerous movies based on it too. How all of us wish to have that lamp at least once in our lives so all our heartiest wishes could come true!
But wishes come true only with hard work, not with lamps and we know this. Right? Well, not all of us know it. Some people take fables to be facts, and walk right into a trap of people who are making a fool of them.
Something similar happened to an Ayurvedic doctor in the city of Meerut, in Uttar Pradesh. Two men and a woman duped the doctor by selling him a lamp, which they said was the magical lamp from the story of Aladdin and His Magical Lamp. They even promised him of the genie which would come out of the lamp every time he would rub it, and grant him all his wishes.
Aladdin is a fictional character from the popular Middle Eastern folk tale Arabian Night, while the “magic lamp” is an artefact that brings forth a wish-granting genie when rubbed. The story is a part of a story book collection called One Thousand and One Nights.
Two people showed Dr LA Khan a magic lamp and even tricked him to see a genie. They sold the lamp to him for almost Rs70 lacs. Later, it was found that the lamp was just an ordinary artefact and the genie which had come earlier was just an accomplice of the tricksters.
The tricksters have been arrested, but the whole incident teaches us an important lesson. You can’t achieve anything from greed, and there are no shortcuts to success. Next time you read the story of Aladdin, do remember that it’s just a story!