startling banals

18 January 2008

Bombay Hospital old man

early jan 2006
me n santo smoking near gate
2 rupaya denge saab?
puts coin in pocket.. happy
takes out bidi bundle.. lights a bidi
aapka naam kya hai?
kaha se hai?
gujrat 20 years back.. nadi kinare ghar khet.. floods. everything washed away. son n wife dead.
came to bombay.
starts crying..
tells his life ka intezaam here
eats at dargah at night. some shopkeepers give him lunch.
new year pe beer mila. some drunk seth stopped car and gave him 2 bottles.
sone ki jagah fixed
everyone knows him in area
police friends tell him when gaadi aane wali hai to pick up people living on streets.. shifts to some other area for that time
finishes bidi
shakes hand. walks away


this was beautiful man...wanted to link it in BB...but do yr posts have a permalink?
Blogger b v n, at 18.2.08  
hi BVN!
he was a sovereign nation on two feet :)
i don't know why there is no link some problem with the template
a link for this post is
Blogger anish, at 18.2.08  

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