OM Bureau

He is only eleven, born on October 01, 1992. But mentally he is matured enough to think of establishing a museum of old coins in Bhubaneswar, India’s city of archaeological excellence.
In the year of 2002 alone he has been felicitated five times for the distinction he has earned as a collector of rare metal money. In his bag, there are coins as old as 800 years, coins released by the East India Company in commemoration of Lord Buddha and coins of various foreign countries beginning from 1600 A.D.

A student of Standard IV in the Central School-1, Bhubaneswar, Sriman Devi Prasad Magaraj has metamorphosed to a coin master who aims at an entry in the Books of World Records. He attributes this hobby to his grand father who had given him 15 coins of rare find in the year of 2000 A.D.

He is eager to start a museum of coins in the Capital City if the State Government allots a suitable plot of land for the purpose. Security of his collection being urgent, the idea of the museum seems to be pertinent. Devi can be reached at

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