No cab stopped to help them while his wife was suffering a miscarriage, possibly because the drivers did not want their vehicles to become dirty. It was a terrible night for Vijay Thakur and his wife but it also made him realize that something must be done to help people with emergencies get to the hospital.
So, Thakur left his job as an engineer at Larsen & Toubro Limited, an Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to become a full-time taxi driver – a job he chose because it allows him to 1) give free rides to anyone with an emergency and 2) hand out calling cards to as many people as he could.
According to Thakur, he was earning 65,000 rupees ($960) in his previous job but only around 10,000 rupees ($150) as a taxi driver yet he’s never been happier than he is today. It just proves that money is not everything!
Check out this post featuring Thakur on Facebook page, Humans of Bombay: