Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A real life hero - Narayanan Krishnan

This post has been written as part of Write Tribe Festival Of Words. Today's exercise is to share an inspiring story.

I dont remember where I first read about Narayanan Krishnan. But I knew that there was this man in TamilNadu who had set upon himself the onus of feeding the homeless old, and mentally ill people on the streets of Madurai everyday. I did a search on the Internet to get further details in order to write this post.

Krishnan, was an award winning chef with the Taj Group of Hotels Bangalore. On witnessing an old man being pushed to the extent of eating his own waste out of hunger, he felt this awakening inside and quit his job. From then on he has dedicated his life to providing food to so many helpless souls on the streets. He even dignifies their appearances by giving them haircuts and baths. He was selected as one of the Top Ten in CNN's 'Heroes of 2010' list.The below video from YouTube is very inspiring.


"Everybody has got 5.5 litres of blood. I am just a human being. For me everybody is the same", he says.

Like Krishnan, we need not quit our jobs and dedicate our whole lives to some cause. There are trillions of ways in which we can serve society.Service to others is a very noble thing and we call such acts selfless. To me, everyone should help people in need for a purely selfish reason.The happiness and joy that we would feel in going out of our way to make someone else's life better is unparalleled. For this feeling of happiness, for this selfish reason we all must try to help our fellow human beings.  Lets all do our parts in some small way.


19 comments:

  1. I've read about him earlier Jaish...and he truly is an inspiration. Selfless service not only helps the other person but also brings you so much joy and happiness!

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  2. Eating his own waste!!! That was heart wrenching to read :(
    Kudos to Narayanan Krishnan.

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  3. I recently saw Ustad Hotel (Malayalam movie) for the first time... I liked that they showcased his story in it ... a truly brilliant person

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  4. He is well known and held in high esteem.But there are many who are doing equally great work like a restaurant outside Jalarpet railway station run by a couple who feed free first 100 poor people with idlis.They are not rich but do this out of compassion.If I have your email ID I can send the mail i got about this
    kpartha12@gmail.com

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  5. So inspiring he is ! And he does it with the full support of his family. Here is the link where ' Gulf news ' featured him. Hope you'll enjoy it.
    http://gulfnews.com/life-style/general/the-street-hero-of-india-1.1190033

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  6. I had goose bumps reading this post! What a noble thing Narayanan is doing! Kudos to him and more power to him!

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  7. This man is really an inspiration for numberless people! Hats off to him.

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  8. I can see why he is inspiring you , and now I guess a whole bunch of the rest of us also:-) Very moving to read your post, he must have a very good soul. I so agree with you, I believe we can all do our part:-) Thanks for sharing - that was really a story that inspired me:-)

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  9. Yes I have heard about him and have even read upon extensively... these are the kind of people we really need in our times..

    Richa

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  10. Wish there are more like him around !!

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  11. Wish there were more people like him !!

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  12. Good to read about such people.

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  13. People serving the humanity are greatest inspiration of all time. we need more of them in our society!

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  14. "Everybody has got 5.5 litres of blood. I am just a human being. For me everybody is the same"...one of the best lines I have read in recent past .

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  15. omg! What an amazing person! Wow!
    People Serving humanity are truly inspirational

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  16. People like these are so inspiring. How little we are doing for the society. Thanks for sharing this Jaish.

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  17. A very inspiring read Jaishree! Service before self is a very noble way of existence!

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  18. Such people are the real idols !

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  19. Great to learn of such inspiring people. May their tribe increase.

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