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Updated: August 8, 2013 22:49 IST

A man of many roles

J. S. Ifthekhar
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Javeed Khan, a multi-tasker, who works as a Home Guard, auto driver and Haleem server. He does all this just to earn enough to give a decent education to his four children. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
The Hindu Javeed Khan, a multi-tasker, who works as a Home Guard, auto driver and Haleem server. He does all this just to earn enough to give a decent education to his four children. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

A traffic cop, an auto driver and a haleem supplier all rolled into one, Javeed Khan slogs most part of the day to give a decent education to his four children

Cop by day, auto driver in the afternoon and haleem supplier by night. That’s Javeed Khan for you. A multitasker, Khan dons many hats – all to keep the wolf away. He slogs most part of the day and night just to give a decent education to his four children.

A Home Guard bearing number 3024, Khan is attached to the Saifabad traffic police station. Like all Home Guards he gets paid a pittance of Rs. 200 a day. There is no weekly off, no medical facility – nothing. No work no pay – that’s the rule. The monthly earnings are hardly sufficient to run the house, forget educating children. But Khan and his wife are determined to give their children a good education no matter how much they have to struggle. So Khan has decided to sweat it out. He can be found regulating traffic at the Iqbal Minar in Saifabad from 8 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Thereafter, he drives an auto till late in the night. And during Ramzan he has been working at a haleem joint at Patharghatti. “I earn Rs. 200 per day serving haleem. After Ramzan, I will go back to driving auto which fetches me an equal amount after paying the auto rent and meeting the petrol charges,” says Khan.

Though he has studied up to Intermediate, he wants his children to be well educated. Yet, paying the college fee of his daughter which comes to Rs. 18,000 per annum has become a task. It is his ardent wish to get regularised in the Police Department where he is working since 2000. “Now I am 41 and not eligible to write the exam,” he rues.

Khan is all praise for his former boss and Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) C.V. Anand for providing masks, goggles, reflecting jackets and kit bags to traffic cops. For you, with you - always. Hope the Police Department abides by its own assertion at least in the case of its workforce.

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Hard work pays off..

from:  Raja
Posted on: Aug 11, 2013 at 01:15 IST

Hats off to u Mr.javeed khan sahab, rlly ur inspiration to world. and

from:  Amair
Posted on: Aug 10, 2013 at 23:39 IST

Seeing such news article gives us hope on the humanity first with such kind of bad, worst and horrible things happening around us in the world. And truly Javedji deserve all the kudos to show dignity of labour in whatever work he does and for the commitment he had for his family in these days of chalta hai attitude.

Thanks Hindu for publishing these kind of good human deeds. It is hearty to see Javed efforts when many among us complaint for everything in life despite being much more accomplished and financially stable. People like Javed are hope for humanity and another name for hardwork.

from:  Naveen
Posted on: Aug 10, 2013 at 16:39 IST

It is remarkable. I wish all the best for such honest and family loving
persons.Bravo, Javed Khan ji.

from:  Sreepada Rao
Posted on: Aug 10, 2013 at 01:54 IST

Hats off to Mr. Javeed Khan. The young man is an inspiration. Wishing him and his family a happy present and a bright future.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Aug 9, 2013 at 13:40 IST
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