Everyday from 7 AM he is seen to be siting beside the street at BSCIC Industrial Area, Narayanganj, where thousands of garments workers starts to flood on the way of their factory from 7.30 AM. He sit quietly beside the street till 10 AM usually. And people often give him 1 or 2 taka in his widen hand. If anyone ever give him 5 or 10 tk he will ask someone else – “How much money is it?” He can’t see clearly because of the cataract (half-transparent skin) in his eyes.
He was born at a remote village named Narayankhola in Mymensing district. He has less then 1 decimal land beside his home. So all his life he had to work as a labour in other peoples land to earn a living. He has two sisters, and one daughter. Now in his old age of about 80, he finds himself completely alone. His wife expired 6 years ago. His daughter lives with her family at Narayanganj. And does not have any more ability to work!
His son-in-law works as a daily labour at Narayanganj. He told him to come and live with his family. So 4 years ago he came to live with his daughters family. But they are poor too. So they told him to beg at street, because anything else is not possible for him to do. Since then he is begging at the same place.
Every day he earns 25 – 50 tk. (less then $1 at the highest) at the morning, all of which he gives to his daughter. He can remember lots of things about his past, but completely forgot his own name! Now the only expectation of him is to peacefully pass away from this measurable life.
In this old age, he needs rest, and food, and a small operation in his eyes which will give him back the power to see again this beautiful earth.