Once a hero, always a heroHe is a bus driver. Noting extraordinary about him. But this ordinary man became a hero in July, 2017. On a terrible evening, he saved the lives of fifty-two pilgrims going to Amarnah from Gujarat by his alert mind, quick decision-making and expert driving quality. For saving the lives of the pilgrims, he was awarded 'Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak', the second-highest civilian award for gallantry, on this year's Republic Day.
He is a hero. And we all know that 'Once a hero, always a hero'. He has proved this again. Very recently, he has contributed Rs. 11,000/- to Army Welfare Fund. The amount is almost equal to his one month salary.
I salute this courageous man from Gujarat, Salim Gafur Shaikh, for his noble deeds. How many of us can follow his footsteps?