The Story of Nagaraj -देवसुत

posted Jun 16, 2011, 8:59 AM by A Billion Stories   [ updated Jan 28, 2013, 11:28 PM ]
Nagaraj is blind. He has also not taken bath for a long time - it seems.

Dirty and disposed, he sits near a government factory with a aluminium bowl, but his arms are not outstretched asking for alms. Even so, there are a few coins in the bowl - donations from kindly souls. The value of the coins dropped into the bowl, Nagaraj cannot know, because he has no fingers.

He sits at one place the whole day, never moving from one place. He cannot move because he has no legs - rather legs stricken by polio.

But strangely, Nagaraj disappears by night.

Nagaraj is taken to his sisters' home by his brother-in-law where they take the money collected by Nagaraj and leave him again near the government factory the next day.

I asked Nagaraj whether he dislikes his brother-in-law and sister because they take his money. I was surprised to hear a confident "No". He said - "What will I do with the money? - They give me food and a bath every week."

Submitted on: Wed Jun 15 2011 06:49:02 GMT-0700 (PDT)