SIKAR, RAJASTHAN: In the epic Ramayana, Lord Hanuman’s extraordinary feats are limitless. In a life devoted to the service of Lord Rama, his accomplishments include carrying an entire mountain on one hand and vanquishing some seriously bad demons.
In Rajasthan, he has been assigned a 12-digit number as part of the government’s Aadhar scheme which seeks to assign citizens a Unique Identity linked to their biometrics and fingerprints.
The card, issued in the name of “Hanuman-ji”, shows the deity wearing a crown and a string of pearls. It lists the card-holder’s father as “Pawan-ji’ (the Ramayana describes Hanuman as the son of Vayu, the Wind God).
The card was delivered four days ago to the post office in the Sikar district of North Rajasthan. A mobile number on the application listed led officials to the person behind the divine fake identity.