VVS Laxman pays tribute to Mumbaikar filling potholes since losing son

Updated: Jun 19, 2020, 12:30 IST | IANS | New Delhi

Laxman has been sharing stories of strength on his social media handles and has been urging people to spread positivity

Dadarao Bhilore filling potholes. Pic courtesy/ VVS Laxman's Instagram account
Dadarao Bhilore filling potholes. Pic courtesy/ VVS Laxman's Instagram account

Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman on Friday paid tribute to a Mumbai man, who has been filling potholes in the city ever since losing his son in a road accident which was caused by a pothole. In 2015, a vegetable vendor named Dadarao Bilhore lost his 16-year-old son when he met with an accident because of a pothole on a road in India's business capital. Shattered by the death of his only son, Bilhore took upon the onus to fill every pothole he could upon himself and is continuing to do the same.

"Dadarao Bilhore has been filling potholes in Mumbai ever since he lost his 16 year old son to an accident caused by a pothole," said Laxman in a tweet. "Even as the grief was tearing him apart, armed with broken paver blocks, gravel, stones and shovel, he started filling every pothole he witnessed. No words," he added.

 
 
 
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Laxman has been sharing stories of strength on his social media handles and has been urging people to spread positivity. On June 4, he had shared a story about a 99-year-old woman who has been packing food for migrant workers in Mumbai amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's so heartwarming and inspiring to watch 99 year old Amma pack food for migrant workers in Mumbai. Such acts of kindness and generosity just increase our belief in the love and care that we are all capable of giving each other. Humble pranams to the wonderful lady."

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