Chennai, the dilapidated terrace of Camera Mechanic C Sekar in Chennai converts his terrace in the dining hall for around 2,000 parrots on daily basis. From the last twenty-five years serves thirty kilos of rice to the birds who are a regular visitor to these birds. Every morning and evening Mr. Sekar arranges several rows of wooden planks and serves the rice to the parrots. The birds sit in proper places and eat the meals served to them.
The man may not have a golden spoon but for sure has a golden heart
The 62 years old owner of Camera House finds spiritual pleasure and satisfaction in his this act of kindness. In an interview, he quoted “What are we going to take back even if we earn a lot? This is just a service for these living creatures. This gives me a lot of spiritual satisfaction”.
The story of his love for the birds and his dedicated care for them will simply melt your hearts. The man avoids travelling out of the city for the love of his parrots. Even during unavoidable circumstances, he makes it a point that he returns on the same day.
On this, he narrates a story where he had to travel out and he asked a friend of his to do the needful and feed the birds. The birds are sharp and could sense that he was not present so they did not land to eat on that day.
Ever since then he does not travel. It takes him some 5 hours daily to feed the birds. The 62-year-old sold off his wife’s 20 sovereigns of gold to feed the birds.
His 40 percent of income goes to feed the birds. He also treats them delicacies on the days he earns good money. “I feed them American baby corn and guava on the days I make good money.”
His family supports him in this act of kindness. The 45-year-old house where he stays is a rented premise and is up for sale. He does not want to abandon the birds so will sell 4000 vintage collection of cameras to raise the funds and buy the property.
Sekar and his kind story is a short documentary now. Check out the video to know about him.