Until a few months ago, he was a butler in one of the more expensive residential buildings in Manhattan. But now, Nepal-born Indra Tamang is the owner of two multi-million dollar apartments in the historic Dakota Building.
His former employer, Ruth Ford, died last year and left the apartments, along with a valuable art collection, to Mr Tamang, an estate is estimated to be worth nearly $10million.
“I have been working for the family for the last 36 years, loyally, with honesty and dedication. So my hard work has been rewarded.”
Mr Tamang was 21 when he was brought from Nepal as domestic help by Charles Ford, a writer and a photographer, Ruth’s brother.
The Dakota, across from Central Park, is where John Lennon lived and was killed on the sidewalk.
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