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My Name is Shahrukh
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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
My Name is Shahrukh

These were the first few words uttered by a 7 year old, when he was rescued by the RPF from Platform No.4 of Sealdah Station, Kolkata, India. As the little child pushed his way through the crowd of thousands of people in the platform, his eyes searching every nook and corner for his mother, his wails and cries got drowned in the noise and din, and finally he was handed over safely to the Sealdah Child-Line by the RPF. A distressed Shahrukh was questioned about his whereabouts, his mother's name, the name of his village, how he lost his way...but Shahrukh only managed to provide the bare minimum information to the social workers of Child-Line; his mother used to stay away from home at night, and his father had left home to settle with some other lady, somewhere far. Thus Shahrukh's new address became the Child-Line home "Uttaran" beside rail station. I was a part of Shahrukh's journey of seven months, a part of his memories, his hope, his fear, his love.

TAGS: Child, India

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Date Taken: 04.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2016, 12:43 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kolkata, India