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The 3-foot-tall autorickshaw driver of Gujarat

Feb 22, 2017 10:54 IST
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Mahavir Singh is the most famous man in his village of nearly 10,000 dwellers in Zinzuwada in Gujarat. This 23-year-old man in just 3 feet tall and drives an autorickshaw. And people happily wait for their turn to be ferried by him, who can hardly reach the foot-stand of his autorickshaw. But Mahavir, who started driving a tuk-tuk two years ago to make ends meet, is not the only person who is a dwarf in his village. He is born to a family of dwarves. While his mother is a petite 5ft tall woman, his father Anup Singh Jala, 58, stands just a half foot taller than Mahavir and his sisters Hetalba and Nitiba are three-foot tall each. But unlike other dwarves, who are mostly subjected to humiliation, Mahavir and his family are loved and respected by one and all in the village.