Malnutrition is the biggest reason behind India’s Infant Mortality rate being so high. More than 40% of kids under the age of 5 who live in India are malnourished. Most of these kids live on the streets of metro cities. So this Zomato delivery boy decided to dedicate all his time for the betterment of these kids.
Pathikrit Saha currently works as a delivery executive but his story began approximately four years ago when a homeless boy came crying to him and fell on his feet. Saha slapped the boy who then broke down and shared his story with him. The boy's mother forced him to beg for money or else she would threaten to kill him. Saha realized that there are many more kids like this boy who are living a terrible lifestyle and he also noticed that the elder kids from this lot ended up becoming drug addicts and petty criminals. So Saha decided to set up a school for these kids.
He used to put up mats on a railway platform and teach kids the basics they need to learn. Eventually, the number of kids that attend his school went up to almost 30 children. Saha then went on to set up stalls and ventures for the kids where they could make a little bit of money selling juice, lemonade and water bottles after their school hours. Saha then took his initiative to other parts of Bengal in remote villages and even the Naxalbari infested Sunderbans.
Saha then took up a job as a Zomato delivery executive. When customers canceled their orders, the restaurant would get a full refund so the restaurant would give the food away to the delivery executive if he was already on the way. Saha started distributing this food to street kids and soon met a restaurant owner in Dumdum who stepped into his team after learning about his kids. The owner would not only give Saha all the canceled orders but also give him all the leftover food from his restaurant. However, the restaurant owner is very humble and doesn’t like the limelight so he made Saha swear that he would never reveal his identity or mention his restaurant. Saha’s kids address him as Roll Kaku. (uncle)
Over the years, Saha has grown really close to his kids. The kids look up to him as their big brother and confide in him. Saha plans to keep doing what he does and he also wants to do a lot more things to help these kids.
Not all heroes wear capes!