Story of a Cab Driver Who is a IIT Graduate, Goes Viral

July 06, 2016 10:46
Story of a Cab Driver Who is a IIT Graduate, Goes Viral

What will be a goal of an IIT Graduate? Maybe to work in a good software company or start his own business. Have you ever heard an IIT Graduate driving a car? Yes, this is a story of a cab driver posted by Mr Singh which went viral on Facebook with over 72,000 'likes' and more than 10,000 shares on since July 2.

Mr Shrikanth Singh, a manager working in Amazon, Bengaluru, had booked a Uber cab after his late night shift to go home. The cab driver name was Anandji. While travelling he had a conversation with the driver which made him cry.

Shrikant Singh posted his experience on Facebook calling him “one of the most inspiring men I have ever met”. The said driver, Anandji, spoke in fluent English and was well-versed with the plague of the existing “e-commerce bubble”. Surprised at his cab driver’s knowledge base, Singh asked: “Sir, what’s your deal.. You don’t seem to be the average uber driver”.

IIT Graduate Cab Driver

The post read:

Anandji (my uber driver) : “Hi, how was your day?” (in superbly fluent English)

Me: (slightly stunned) : “I am good, thank you Sir..”

Post a couple of office calls, I settle down for the long ride home

Anandji :”So how long do you think this e-commerce bubble will last? “

Me: (more stunned)” dunno Sir, I have my own issues to worry about than this”

Me: “Sir, what’s your deal.. You don’t seem to be the average uber driver”

Anandji: “Ohh I am an IIT-K graduate from 1986. I was working out of the US and India for the past 30 years and I gave it all up to do my own entrepreneurial stuff. I now have 50 cars plying with Uber and I have a couple of strawberry farms in Mysore”

Me:”So then why are you yourself driving this car around “

Anandji :” Ohh this car met with an accident a few days back and my uber driver died. His family is too proud to take money, so I figured the only way I can help is to drive the car on his behalf and let the income from Uber keep flowing. And I feel happy doing this”

I don’t feel ashamed saying I cried a little..”

Once Singh posted this on his Facebook page, people immediately responded to the wonderful life story of the Uber cab driver.

Also Read: Uber cabbies damage office, complained by 3rd party

By M. Divya Shri

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