Indian Muslim man sells gold, SUV to provide oxygen to masses
The Pakistani nation also felt pain after grim pictures and videos of shortage of oxygen in India haunted the social media, who in his right mind would not have felt empathy with the people after seeing them.
Amid the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, a Muslim man Shahnawaz Sheikh has become an ‘Oxygen Man’ for the hopeless people in India’s most populous city, Mumbai. When hospitals are running out of supply of oxygen, Shahnawaz Sheikh is arranging the oxygen cylinders with the help of donors and philanthropists.
The 32-year-old had started this work after his friend’s wife died of coronavirus in the first wave last year. Since then he has sold his SUV car, gold and other valuable items to make arrangements for the needy, while his business is also slow due to the impact of the pandemic. He repairs houses and works as interior designer.
One of the persons who got oxygen cylinder from Shahnawaz, Yagnish Trivedi said what Shahnawaz Bhai was doing during the pandemic was praiseworthy. “Several organisations are working in the name only, while Shahnawaz Bhai is really serving the masses and providing cylinders without demanding security deposit and documents,” he said.