Working for the past 19 years as a home-guard right in the middle of a busy intersection, Benudhar Sahu has become the centre of attraction, quite literally! His liveliness is unmatched, his antics for a traffic cop—unparalleled! He’s fondly referred to as the Billy Bowden of the traffic pitch, because just like the umpire, his swift arm movements and non-stop whistling can bring even the busiest traffic line to a complete standstill!
He is the most popular traffic cop of the city, handling the busiest intersection with his almost ninja-like hand gestures—and he does that 365 days of the year without any hint of complain. With a salary of Indian Rupees 6,600 (~£60) per month and a family of 6 people, including two daughters and a son, he definitely struggles to make his ends meet.
Documentary filmmaker Raj Sampad, from The Incendiary Films made a short film on this cop in the hopes for the government to understand their predicament and take action by paying higher wages to their services—one that requires 365 days of non-stop dedication. Have a look at the documentary that depicts his life as a home-guard, but more importantly as a family man!
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Lets raise some money for this superstar, and help make his life better, in return for the service he has provided for the past 19 years!