In today's era, when children can’t stand the sight of their aged parents and leave them to wither away in obscure old age homes, a Mysuru man has tugged many heartstrings by taking his mother to pilgrimage. Recently Manoj Kumar, CEO of Naandi Foundation, has shared a video in which we can see a man who quit his job to take his 70-year-old mother on a pilgrimage.
According to the video shared by Manoj Kumar, Dakshinmurthy Krishna Kumar quit his job to travel with his mother on his 20-year-old Bajaj Chetak scooter. Why? His ageing mother, Choodarathna, was living alone in Mysuru and wanted to see Hampi.
This is a Gap Year I wish I had! Dakshinmurthy Krishna Kumar from Mysore left his banking job and travelled with his mom on a— Manoj Kumar (@manoj_naandi) October 23, 2019
scooter. A total of 48100 KMs. The reason? His mother had not stepped out of her town & he wished to show her India! #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/HlVJVcAXkH
The mother-son duo has covered a distance of 25,000 km and visited most of the temples across Karnataka, as well as in other states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra.
Soon, this heartwarming video went viral on the internet and has garnered over 5 lakh views. While doing its rounds, it has also managed to capture the attention of Anand Mahindra who is now keen on finding Kumar and wants to gift him a Mahindra SUV.
"A beautiful story. About the love for a mother but also about the love for a country...If you can connect him to me, I'd like to personally gift him a Mahindra KUV 100 NXT so he can drive his mother in a car on their next journey." wrote Mahindra.
A beautiful story. About the love for a mother but also about the love for a country... Thank you for sharing this Manoj. If you can connect him to me, I’d like to personally gift him a Mahindra KUV 100 NXT so he can drive his mother in a car on their next journey https://t.co/Pyud2iMUGY— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 23, 2019
Replying to the post, one user wrote, "Reminded me the story of MatruPitruBhakt Shravan baal who carried his parents all over India on a Tirthyatra 🙏 ...this guy is a modern day Shravan baal 👍."
"So kind of you @anandmahindra .... Rare to find a kind business man! God Bless you!", wrote another user.
While people couldn’t stop applauding Anand Mahindra’s gesture, there were also several who showed appreciation for Kumar. Check out the tweets below:
People like him are very rare. In what way can we help him. Servicing his vehicle, fuel, accoomodation and food at nominal rates etc.,— malladi madhukumar (@malladimk) October 23, 2019
Appreciable, efforts of Mr. Krishna and your kindness too— Social Trader नेहा ™ (@Neha_trade) October 23, 2019
Wow sir 🙏😊👍 you are truly the most generous and very understanding!!! Reaching out wherever possible and making a huge positive difference in people's lives 😊👍— Anjali Misra (@Janjiee) October 23, 2019
"In the joint family system, my mother's role was confined to the kitchen until the death of my father," Kumar told a leading news portal. "I decided that my mother deserves not only quality time from her only son, but also a dignified life for all the sacrifices she has made."
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