Remember the time when business tycoon, Anand Mahindra noticed a cobbler's picture on WhatsApp and offered to help him?
Anand Mahindra had vowed to help the cobbler and was particularly impressed with his ingenuity.
Remember the cobbler Narsi Ram with the innovative banner ‘Zakhmi Jooton Ka Hospital?’ Our team had contacted him & conveyed my interest to invest in him.He said he wanted a good kiosk. This is what our Design studio in Mumbai came up with:Great work guys! Will be delivered soon pic.twitter.com/wDgKDPoeHr— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 1, 2018
Anand Mahindra noticed this cobbler's banner in a WhatsApp picture. He was so impressed by it that he thought this man could teach marketing to the management students.
This man should be teaching marketing at the Indian Institute of Management... pic.twitter.com/N70F0ZAnLP— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 17, 2018
He even asked his team to find the person.
Got it on whatsapp. No clue who or where he is or how old this pic is. If anyone can find him and he’s still doing this work I’d like to make a small investment in his ‘startup’. https://t.co/A8kdJTvAN1— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 17, 2018
And they did find him. The cobbler was identified as Narsi Ram Ji from Haryana, and he refused monetary help from Mahindra and instead requested a better kiosk.
Recall my tweet about Narseeji,the cobbler?Our team in Harayana met him&asked how we could help.A simple&humble man.Instead of asking for money,he said he needed a good workspace. I asked our Design Studio team from Mumbai to design a kiosk that was functional&yet aesthetic.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oefr69yAy1— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 28, 2018
Anand Mahindra has lived up to his words, the brand new kiosk is ready and looks super impressive.
I’m looking forward to Narsi Ram Ji enjoying a new workspace... pic.twitter.com/vOWFFRvXVe— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 1, 2018
Reportedly, the kiosk offers many facilities. The gesture has both impressed and inspired the internet. There are those who want to get the same kiosk for cobblers in their city.
We have one in Kota as well and he is indeed a Doctor in repairing shoes, would show him this video and help him in getting a kiosk like this one. Thanks for sharing the idea, Sir.— Kamal (@Kamal25597448) August 1, 2018
We have one such outside our society gate. How much will it cost to get him one kiosk like this.— Surinder Tikoo (@surentiku) August 1, 2018
Praises poured in for the business tycoon for walking his talk.
Wonderful Sir, u proves tht to help someone you dont need Money but intent...— Abhinav Singhal (@abhinavksinghal) August 1, 2018
Anand ji, This shows ur Large Heartedness. Ur setting an examples to all the people out there. A great salute to you from the remotest part of coastal Karnataka from me sir. Ur r truly inspiring. Thankyou for being an inspiration— Dhananjay A Pai (@dhananjay_pai) August 1, 2018
Great and admire your zest in helping people— Sunanda Jain (@SunandaJain2) August 1, 2018
That is really a quick one on words put into actions. Congratulations to the team who put that model on ground. More such gestures by all of us, India will definitely reach great heights.— Prasanna🇮🇳 (@shamraoprasanna) August 1, 2018
Great Sir! Your concern for poor cobbler earning livelihood with self respect is laudable. Proud of you and your designing team.— R-evolution (@sudhirmankodi) August 1, 2018