Everyday, we complain about little things without even realizing that there are so many others who’d trade anything to have a life like ours. And it’s only when we come across someone lesser privileged than us, do we feel grateful for what we have.
Like this man, MD. Kawsar Hossain, who begs for a living. His love for his daughter has earned him immense respect from everyone.
Ten years ago, he survived a major accident. Unfortunately, he lost his right hand which left him physically disabled to take up any job. So, to feed his family, he resorted to begging.
Like any other father, the helpless man also wants to give his children every happiness that a father wishes for. But he has to struggle for even the smallest of joys.
Despite harsh circumstances, this loving father patiently collected money for 2 years to buy his daughter a new dress.
This heartbreaking photograph taken by photographer GMB Akash has gone viral and there’s no chance you won’t tear up while reading what he has to say.
Read what he said here:
Yesterday, I was able to buy a new dress for my daughter after two years. While I handed sixty pieces of five taka note to the seller, he yelled at me by asking if I am a beggar. My daughter held my hand and cried to leave the shop by saying that she did not want to buy any dress. I wept off her tears with one hand. Yes, I am a beggar. Ten years ago I had never thought in my nightmares that I have to live by begging from people. The night coach fell from the bridge and unbelievably I was alive. I was alive by becoming a disable. My youngest son often ask me where had I left my other hand. And my daughter Sumaiya feed me every day by saying she knows how difficult it is to do all work with one hand.
After two years my daughter is wearing a new dress, that’s why today I brought her with me to play for some time. May be I will not be able to earn anything today, but I wanted to roam around with my little girl. I secretly borrowed this mobile phone from my neighbor without informing my wife. My daughter has no picture and I want to make this day memorable for her. When one day I will have a phone I will take a lot of pictures of my children. I want to keep good memories. It’s very difficult to send my children to school, but I am educating them all. Sometimes they cannot attend exam because giving exam fees is not always possible by me. On those days they feel very sad then I tell them, sometimes we can miss exams because the biggest exam is life which we are giving every day.
Now I will go for begging. I will place my daughter in a signal where she will wait for me. I will look at her from distant while begging. I feel shame while she looks at me when I lend my one hand to others. But she never leaves me alone. Because there are big cars, she thinks accident can happen again, these cars could run on me and I would die. Whenever I managed to get some money I return to home by holding my daughter’s hand. We do bazaar on our way and my daughter always carry that bag. During rain we love to get wet and talk about our dreams. In someday I do not get any money, on those days we return to home silently. On those days I feel like to die but at night when my children fall in sleep by holding me I feel being alive is not a bad thing. Only bad is when my daughter waits for me in the signal by keeping her head down. When I cannot look at her eye while begging. But today is different. Because today my daughter is very happy. Today this father is not a beggar. Today this father is a king and here is his princess.
– MD. Kawsar Hossain
MD. Kawsar Hossain’s story tells us how a father’s love always transcends every hardship!