Mumbai: Social Media has once again added another feather to his hat after a heart wrenching story of an auto rickshaw driver went viral. The story of Mr Deshraj was shared by the Humans of Bombay, which quickly garnered huge number of views and the much needed support to Mr Deshraj, as netizens came forward with donations.
74-year-old Deshraj has been inundated with donations after the HoB post went viral and help started pouring in for him from all quarters. A crowdfunding initiative, that wanted to raise Rs 20 lakh for Deshraj, eventually ended up collecting Rs 24 lakh for him and the cheque for the amount was handed over to him.
Deshraj’s story went viral when the HoB did a profile for him where he opened up about the cruel blow of fate dealt to him and his family. The sole breadwinner of his family since the deaths of his two sons, Deshraj works to make ends meet and support his wife, daughter-in-law, and his four grandchildren. A few reports also said that in order to pay for his granddaughter’s education, he even sold off his house and pay for her education in Delhi.