Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pushkar Raj


I met this man who calls himself Pushkar Raj (The king of Pushkar) a couple of years ago in Rajasthan. He has been without legs for all or most of his life. However, he has decided to make the most of his condition. He has turned himself into a work of art; he goes around Pushkar on this platform and tourists take photos of him; at the front of this small platform is a small copper pot into which people can deposit donations. He never asks. And he never gets upset if people take his photo without giving him a contribution. With his income, he has put his son through medical school. I am sure he has inspired more than one person, handicapped or not. He certainly has inspired me!

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