Dev Kumar (55) did not think twice before giving shelter to 13 stranded Muslims from Bihar's Khagaria and Saharsa Districts under his roof. They have been living in his house in Lower Assam's Dhubri District since the first week of March, New Indian Express reported.
Kumar (in blue shirt) with some of the migrant workers (Photo | EPS)
While talking to media, Kumar said, "I give them shelter every year. They make toys with bamboo, plastic and earthen items. I manufacture the earthen items in my pottery and sell those to them. They sell the finished products in some fairs in Dhubri District."
"I have two extra rooms where they stay. This being the Ramzan month, somebody brings fruits, and somebody else brings something else for them. Every evening, my family offers puja, and they offer their Ramzan namaaz," Kumar added.
The Muslim migrants are viewing Kumar as their "saviour".
While talking to media, Sajid said, "He is our saviour. Help coming in from him, and his neighbours have kept us alive. We will never forget them."
Fellow artisan Mohammad Hira from Saharsa said, "I will remain thankful to him (Kumar) for the rest of my life. I am the lone breadwinner in my five-member family, and I am stranded here. My wife and children in Bihar are facing a lot of problems."
Much news has been reported in which some Muslims are spreading communal speeches against Hindus on social media. However, many Hindus ignore the hatred content and doing their duties learned from their ancestors. Dev Kumar is a classic example to understand the teachings of Hinduism.