Sometimes wealth is the product of effort and hard work, and other times it is mere luck. The latter seems to apply to Rani and Sankalp Parihar, who accidentally planted some of the most expensive mangoes in the world. Now they have Miyazaki mango trees whose cost per kilogram is around 270,000 rupees (about $3,630).
The story of these horticulturists, inhabitants of the city of Jabalpur, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, seems like something out of a movie. It all started four years ago, when the Parihars went to Chennai, in the south of the country, to buy some trees to plant. On the train he met someone who offered him the valuable plants.
“Around 4 years ago, we were going to Chennai looking for a rare variety of coconut having different colours. During a casual discussion about our purpose of Chennai visit, a fellow traveller offered us this rare varieties of mangoes,” Sankalp Sankalp told the Times of India.