Inspiration Pakistan: Paani ka Bulbala

Posted on December 28, 2006
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Mohammed Amin is a true hero.

Paani da Bulbula, Paani da bulbula
Char dinna di duniya ae
Kujh kha lay, pee lay, mauj urra
Kujh kha lay, pee lay, mauj urra
Paani da bulbula…

He is a living example of the possiblity of things in life. He is a survivor, a fighter and a success story. High spirited, brave & full of life, one of those who never give up. His story is truly inspirational. See for yourself in this BBC documentary on him:

After losing both of his hands in an accident, he refused to give up on his life and continued to live independently, and supported his family by running his Gunnay Ka Russ‘s business in Hyderabad, Sindh. He didn’t beg, nor ranted about the government not helping him. He did not seek sympathy because of his handicap. He lives life normally & feeds his family.

Everytime I watch his video it brings a smile on my face to see him do so much without any troubles.

His story, like all others in this BBC series, is a lesson for all of us who never stop ranting & whining about the deteriorating situation in our society. The lesson here is that it is time to take our destiny in our own hands.

Mohammed Amin has made me feel more powerful and more empowered.

Sufi is an aspiring actuary who loves his hometown Karachi and hopes to see it prosper. A related story was blogged at Karachi MetroBlog.

5 Comments on “Inspiration Pakistan: Paani ka Bulbala

  1. December 28th, 2006 2:29 pm

    My real cousin also lost his both hands from elbows and is living normal life. He is running a business and have wife & children. He even supported his younger brothers and sisters. What I learned from him, if parents are willing to make their son living a normal life, they can provide moral and financial support. My uncle sent my cousin to school first and when he passed eights grade, he decided to work with his father. His father used to make wooden furniture and now his handicap son is running same business. I have seen him riding motorbike and cutting wood on saw machine.

  2. Ali says:
    December 28th, 2006 5:03 pm

    God bless him. A wake up call for the rest of us.

  3. Samdani says:
    December 28th, 2006 5:32 pm

    This is a powerful and positive video. I think it is the attitude of Mohammad Amin that we need to learn from. Too many times we focus so much on that which is wrong that we forget to do anything to make things better. Yes, inspiring certainly.

  4. Mariam says:
    December 28th, 2006 6:24 pm

    What a cheerful guy!. Thank you Sufi for sharing it with us.

  5. Raheel says:
    May 23rd, 2007 10:28 pm

    This person is hero seriously. So positive even after such ordeal. I pray that God give him all the success. He is a hero. The way posters were displayed of some* of the politicians from the lot, such a funny satire on people who were useless. Great inspiration.

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