Via - Humans Of Chandigarh
“I think a lot of people from Chandigarh must be knowing this man. He is Ajay Verma, a self employed man, who sells saunf packets in the Sector-22 market. He was diagnosed with polio from birth, that’s why he’s not able to move properly, or even talk, but he’s a very popular figure amongst all the localities for his working spirit and friendly nature. He always meets everyone with a smile, handshakes with them, and says ‘Dobara ana’ when you’re about to leave. And most importantly, he never forcefully tries to sell you his product. He is indeed a very generous man, I have met him thrice now.
Once, I asked him “What’s the best part about your job?”
He said “Naye dost milna.” (Means making new friends)
The shopkeepers nearby told me that he’s coming here for the past 12-15 years. His family used to be afraid of him traveling everyday from Ambala to Chandigarh, but Ajay manages himself pretty well. They told me “Ye toh hero hai, jo iske mann mein ata hai yeh bhaisaab wahi karte hain.” (He is a Hero and he does what he likes.)
And thanks for the ‘Thumbs up’ Ajay. The next time I meet you, I will give you this picture, with all the comments printed at the back. You’re a role model to many and you should know that.”