Mumbai: No sooner was two-month-old Krishhney Sameer Thacker reported to be the youngest PAN card holder in India, parents of another Mumbai-based girl Anisha Nimish Kenia have claimed their daughter to be the youngest at 33 days.
“Anisha was born on 29 October 2006. Soon after, we decided to make investment in her name so that she have substantial capital by the time she turns 18. About 25 days after we received her birth certificate, we applied for a PAN card and received it within a week on 1 December 2006,” said Anisha’s father Nimish Kenia.
Anisha is the fourth claimant to the title for ‘youngest PAN holder in the country’. The other claimants were Krishhney Sameer Thacker at 56 days from Mumbai, two month-and-a-week old Panrika Sahu of Indore and three-month old Ayush Ranjan Rout of Rourkela.
Incidentally, Anisha has also managed to pip her ‘closest rival’ Krishhney in fortunes as her father has reportedly invested Rs 2 lakh in stocks and mutual funds against Rs 1.5 lakh invested by Krishhney’s father.
“We wanted to start an investment portfolio for our daughter. It needs a demat account for which a PAN card is essential. We have already invested around Rs two lakh in her portfolio,” said Kenia who runs a stock and commodity firms SK Investments and SK Tradex.
“I also intend to make her a partner in my firm,” he said.