Meet Debendra Kapri, the inspiring taxi driver of Delhi

Updated On May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST
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On the 3rd of May, 22-year-old taxi driver Debendra Kapri walked into the Domestic Airport police station in Delhi and returned a bag containing valuables worth Rupees 8 lakhs including gold jewellery, electronic gadgets and foreign currency. Kapri had dropped off a Kashmiri passenger from the airport to Paharganj and had discovered a bag left behind even as he forgot what the passenger looked like. Seen above, Debendra poses in his modest room in Mehrampur village adjoining the airport he calls home. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST

On the 3rd of May, 22-year-old taxi driver Debendra Kapri walked into the Domestic Airport police station in Delhi and returned a bag containing valuables worth Rupees 8 lakhs including gold jewellery, electronic gadgets and foreign currency. Kapri had dropped off a Kashmiri passenger from the airport to Paharganj and had discovered a bag left behind even as he forgot what the passenger looked like. Seen above, Debendra poses in his modest room in Mehrampur village adjoining the airport he calls home. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Soft spoken and working back to back long hours driving a taxi on Delhi’s roads, Debendra Kapri sleeps in his car waiting for his turn to pick up passengers from the airport. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST

Soft spoken and working back to back long hours driving a taxi on Delhi’s roads, Debendra Kapri sleeps in his car waiting for his turn to pick up passengers from the airport. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Debendra takes a nap in his one room house that he has rented at Mehrampur villege near the Domestic airport in Delhi. Kapri came to Delhi four years ago from Bihar’s Banka district for earning a living as a taxi driver. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST

Debendra takes a nap in his one room house that he has rented at Mehrampur villege near the Domestic airport in Delhi. Kapri came to Delhi four years ago from Bihar’s Banka district for earning a living as a taxi driver. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Debendra Kapri watches TV while waiting for passengers with other drivers at a taxi stand near the Airport. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST

Debendra Kapri watches TV while waiting for passengers with other drivers at a taxi stand near the Airport. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Sitting in his car at the parking lot waiting for passengers, Kapri spends his time checking messages or watching TV with his mates. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
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Sitting in his car at the parking lot waiting for passengers, Kapri spends his time checking messages or watching TV with his mates. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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Driving a Kaali-Peeli (Black & Yellow) Maruti Esteem taxi around Delhi, Debendra says it never struck him to keep the lost bag for himself. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2017 02:09 PM IST

Driving a Kaali-Peeli (Black & Yellow) Maruti Esteem taxi around Delhi, Debendra says it never struck him to keep the lost bag for himself. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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