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Elderly auto driver sells house to fulfill his granddaughter’s dream, now sleeps in his auto
Desraj stated that after selling his house he had to send his wife, daughter-in-law and other grandkids to their relatives’ home in their village
This heart-wrenching story of an autorickshaw driver from Maharashtra doing everything to support his family will leave you teary-eyed. His story was recently shared by a popular social media page – ‘Humans of Bombay’, and it has not only touched many hearts but it has moved many to help him and his family.
In his interview with ‘Humans of Bombay’, the man, Desraj revealed that after losing both his sons, the responsibility of providing for his family, grandchildren and daughters-in-law came over him and that is what gave him the strength to keep going. Eventually, even his wife fell ill and this enhanced his misery as he had to run door to door begging for money to buy her medicines.
Even though he had to drive auto all day in and around Mumbai making a meagre sum of Rs 10000 a month, he struggled to make ends meet, but, he never stepped back from his responsibilities and despite his struggles he didn’t stop from fulfilling his granddaughter’s dream to become a teacher.
Desraj stated that after selling his house he had to send his wife, daughter-in-law and other grandkids to their relatives’ home in their village, while he continued staying in Mumbai without a roof. He said, “It’s been a year now and honestly, life’s not bad–I eat & sleep in my auto and during the day, I ferry my passengers.”
Desraj said, “I can’t wait for her to become a teacher, so that I can hug her & say, ‘You’ve made me so proud.’ She’s going to be the first graduate in our family–main toh poore hafte sakbo free ride dunga!”