Old man from Lalmonirhat begs riding on horse...

Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

Old man from Lalmonirhat begs riding on horse

 Lalmonirhat Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:04 PM, 1 October 2020  

Baccha Mia on his horse

Baccha Mia on his horse

Once upon a time, Kings and emperors used to travel by horse. But now a Bangladeshi beggar has been found who begs using horse. 

The beggar named Baccha Mia from  Lalmonirhat has two sons and one daughter. But no one looks after him.  Due to being older and weak, none provides him any job. So being helpless he forced to beg for livelihood.

Five years earlier, Mia bought a horse by saving money from begging. He begs from door to door riding on horseback. By begging every day he earns about Tk. 300-400. His family is doing quite well.

Mr. Mia said, “Does anyone beg willingly? Does anyone choose the life of a beggar? I was forced to come to this profession.”

In old age, the next generation becomes the only dependable recourse of the parents. But Mia doesn't have that luck. So he thinks the horse is his ‘child’. In his last years, the horse was as much to him as the parents were to his children. As the horse with him, he can earn some in the last age.