Pathikrit Saha is famously called “Roll Kaku” by underprivileged kids in his locality just because he has a special story. He distributes egg, chicken rolls, biryani and other food items that Zomato users cancel on the food app.
These orders are only handed over to the children if the customers cancel them. Usually, uncancelled orders are never distributed.
Pathikrit also arranges feasts and study sessions for poor children in his locality.
“Four years ago, I was crossing the streets near Dumdum Cantonment in Kolkata, when a dishevelled teenager came running and fell at my feet. He started begging desperately for money.
I understood he was heavily drug-addicted and wanted money to waste on cheap, harmful drugs. I tried to dissuade him, but his desperation was so wild and pathetic that I slapped him and he broke down. That’s where my story begins,” Pathikrit told a publication.
Besides conducting study sessions, Pathikrit set up juice and bottle stalls for the children so they can have a good source of income.
He also told the publication that he decided to dedicate time to poor children only after he resigns his job at Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Nonetheless, he took up a job in Zomato food delivery so that his family would not face any financial constraints.
Just a few months into his delivery job, he befriended a restaurant owner from Dumdum, who tried to help Pathikrit.
Now, all the cancelled orders and excess food from his restaurant are given to underprivileged children in the evening as snacks. From what we can come to a firm conclusion is that humanity is still alive just because of people like him.