There are many ways we can help each other and help eliminate poverty and suffering in this world.
But there are a few extraordinary people that show us a true definition of care and compassion. This short inspirational video is about one of these incredible people is Narayanan Krishnan who was born in 1981. Narayanan is an Indian chef who decided to quit his career as a leading chef and began supplying meals to the homeless in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, beginning in 2002.
Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown. He said, “I saw a very old man, literally eating his own human waste out of hunger. I went to the nearby hotel and asked them what was available. They had idli, which I bought and gave to the old man. Believe me, I had never seen a person eating so fast, ever. As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears. Those were the tears of happiness.”
Krishnan founded his outfit Akshaya Trust in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.
He also provides haircuts and shaves to give extra dignity to those he serves. He was selected as one of the Top 10 in “CNN heroes 2010” list.
The character Narayanan Krishnan played by Jayaprakash in the Dulquer Salmaan 2012 Malayalam super hit film Ustad Hotel is based on him.
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