Bangalore: Is it really possible for an ordinary person to serve others without expecting reward or recognition, or does one have to be a saint to engage in such service?
One of the most extolled virtues of all time is selfless service to others. A Bengaluru man has set an example of his selfless service which has gone viral on social media.
On July 2, a Facebook user Shrikant Singh working as manager in Bengaluru, posted a story of an Uber cab driver who had driven him home late night after his work calling him “one of the most inspiring men I have ever met”.
The taxi driver Anandji ji was fluent in English and didn’t quite seem like regular taxi drivers – this became clear when he asked Mr Singh what he thought about the ‘ecommerce bubble.’
Surprised at his cab driver’s knowledge base, Singh asked: “Sir, what’s your deal.. You don’t seem to be the average uber driver”.
Anandji said that has graduated from Kanpur in 1986. “I was working out of the US and India for the past 30 years and I gave it all up to do my own entrepreneurial stuff. I now have 50 cars plying with Uber and I have a couple of strawberry farms in Mysore.”
‘So then why are you yourself driving this car around ‘asked Mr Singh.
Anandji replied “Ohh this car met with an accident a few days back and my uber driver died. His family is too proud to take money, so I figured the only way I can help is to drive the car on his behalf and let the income from Uber keep flowing. And I feel happy doing this’.”
Shrikant Singh posted. “I don’t feel ashamed saying I cried a little..” His post about this remarkable person is viral with over 72,000 ‘likes’ and more than 10,000 shares on Facebook since July 2.
This shows humanity still exists, despite all odds.