Virender Sehwag's tweet about 'Road Doctor' Gangadhara Tilak Katnam will touch your heart

Virender Sehwag got highly inspired by Gangadhara's selfless service for humanity and shared his picture on Twitter and saluted him for his mission

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been quite active on the microblogging site, Twitter. He doesn’t miss any opportunity to voice his opinion on a hot or trending issue. It was unprecedented to see him become so prominent on social media after his retirement. Be it wishing his fellow cricketers or acknowledging someone’s achievement, Viru Paji always has a tweet stored for anyone who catches his eye. This time he took to his Twitter account to mention the selfless work of a person named Gangadhara Tilak Katnam, also known as the ‘Road Doctor’ of Hyderabad, who spots a pothole and fills it up on his own expenses.

Gangadhara Tilak Katnam is a railway engineer who settled in Hyderabad after retiring from his service in 2008. He then took up a job as a consultant in a software company. As gathered from several media reports, one day while on the way to his office, his car fell into a pothole filled with dirty water which got splashed on school going children. Later, despite filing reports of several accidents that took place on that road, the police took no action. One day he himself witnessed an accident where a local bus rammed into an auto and killed a person. From then on, he carries the material used to fill a pot hole in his car and wherever he spots one, he fills it himself.

Sehwag, touched by Gangadhara’s selfless service for humanity, shared his picture and glimpses of his work on his Twitter handle and saluted him for being a good samaritan:

Sehwag sure knows how to support and inspire people in their everyday lives.

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