May 18th, 2016
The incident happened yesterday when I was travelling from Gurgaon to Noida. I had to change my route at Rajeev Chowk.
As I am new in the city I was not much aware of the platforms and the other fixtures. So, I started looking for the route map which can help me. In the midst of my search I hear a voice , “Han beta pucho (yes son , ask )”.
I thought it wasn’t intended for me so I ignored.
But again he asked , ” kahan Jana hai tumhe” ( where do you want to go ” )
I replied, “Noida” and he guided me.
I thanked him with that confused smile, thinking why was he doing this? He was standing next to the map and helping each and everyone who came there.
I was standing still and noticing him. He literally helped everyone who came near to the map.
I couldn’t control my curiosity, went straight to him. And asked the reason behind this selfless work.
Initially, he was shocked that I came back and that too for this. But he replied:
“I am a cancer patient and as per the doctors, I would have died 3 years ago. But by God’s grace, I am still alive. I have received this “Bonus” life. It has all come because of the blessings. So, yes, here I am, helping people as much I can. One day I have to die , but before that day comes, I want to have as many blessings as I can.”
I had nothing to say at that moment , but my eyes struck at a bag next to him which had chips , some wafers, and biscuits. Further, I enquired about it if he sells those stuff , to which he laughed and replied,”No no , these are for the sweepers. Once they start leaving for the day , I distribute it among them. They further take it to their kids. So, more of blessings.”
At that moment, I was shell-shocked seeing such a pure soul in the midst of country’s capital helping people selflessly. That too, with a broad smile.
So yes. There are good people out there mate. Let us all be like them.
Submitted By – Syed Manzer Imam
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