Hyderabad Heroes

Mohammed Haneef

An 84-year-old auto-driver who ferries people to hospitals for free, in case of an emergency.

In the last two years, he has driven thousands of people in distress to various public and private hospitals in the city.

How does he spread the word? By writing down his number on a tiny slip of paper and handing out to every passenger who rides in his auto. Additionally, he enjoys cycling and in 2006-07, despite the advanced age, he bicycled from Hyderabad to Mecca.

The arduous journey took him over nine months. Haneef’s motto: “Jab tak saans hai, awaam ki khidmat karenge.” (Till my last breath, I will serve people)