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N 6 B 1.9K C 8 E Apr 22, 2015 F Apr 22, 2015
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He is the guardian of blind boy I used to shoot many years back and I made a separate set at Flickr documenting this blind beggar boy , both this old man and the blind boy begged at Boran road or sometimes at the Pali Road signal..

The blind boy was operated several times but the operations failed and it has been several years I have not seen the blind beggar boy I asked this old man he is evasive and says the boy is recuperating as he is allergic to light .

This guy lives at the Bandra Reclamation transit camp near the MET Cricket grounds I called him and took this shot .

Both these beggars are from Murshidabad W Bengal .
Most of the Muslim beggar ladies are from Murshidabad W Bengal and Poriborton has not really helped them in any way ,,imagine coming all the way thousands of miles away to beg in the bye lanes of slums in Bandra .
The steady influx is seen more during Ramzan when they come to the city of Mumbai with great hope and dreams , and most of them as they dont have identifications papers are caught by rogue cops who demand money or they are forcibly sent away as suspected Bangal Deshi to Bangla Desh there they are tortured looted by those rogue border cops ,, and it is sad .. specially if the beggar is from W Bengal..

So this is the story of Muslim beggars ,,,

And I shot him from a young age and now the old man begs alone he does not tell me where the blind beggar boy is ..

Tags:   bandra blogs bazar road bandra reclamation street photography muslim beggars murshidabad blind beggar boy guardian

N 2 B 550 C 0 E Apr 22, 2015 F Apr 21, 2015
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Tags:   bandra blogs bazar road bandra reclamation street photography

N 0 B 571 C 0 E Apr 22, 2015 F Apr 21, 2015
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N 3 B 5.5K C 0 E Oct 28, 2014 F Apr 17, 2015
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Unless the beggar robs steals he will always be a beggar ..and there are people who pose as beggars rob and cheat foreigners at tourist sites like Gateway of India they work as a well tuned gang and many a times get away with their scams .

Most of the cops no beggar thieves but it is all controlled by a remote and yes there are beggar mafias kids are kidnapped beaten brainwashed pushed into begging ,,even parents force their kids to beg,, and you can see this at the Bandra Reclamation signal close to the Bandra Fire Brigade .

At Mahim Mori signal and the St Michael Signal its the basket weavers kids that beg and make more money than their parents that weave baskets .

I know of migrant laborers working on roads construction that force their children to beg , there are beggar tribes they live in clusters marry among themselves and most of the kids are born out of wedlock and incest.

There are so many types of beggars ,..and soon all the beggars from all over India will be moving towards Ajmer Sharif to beg at the Urus of Khwajah Garib Nawaz ..Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti the Protector Savior of Beggars , Homeless and the Muslim Untouchables ...

I am not sure this time I will go to Ajmer it seems dark and bleak...perhaps it is in Mumbai what I seek.. blessed are the meek.. the poor and the weak.. miraculously I may just reach there ..main bhi mangta hoon bheek..

Tags:   street photography #mumbai

N 0 B 522 C 0 E Apr 16, 2015 F Apr 16, 2015
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