Mangaluru: Traffic jam in city? Good Samaritan Abdul Rauf to the rescue


Clement Pais
Pics: Ramesh Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 22: While most of us scowl and shout and complain about traffic density in the city, especially at peak hours, here's a man, a Good Samaritan, who has taken the intiative to act and do something about it.

Meet Abdul Rauf, popularly known as Rauf Bhai, a traffic volunteer who has been clearing traffic jams across the city from the past two-and-a-half years. He has not only won the hearts of many locals but has also been applauded by the traffic police for his dedicated service to the city.

Many of us may have seen him in action on a daily basis, but I was curious to know what motivated him to undertake this weary job.

Rauf was born in Mahakali Padpu, Mangaluru, on February 7, 1972 as the third child of the late J Abbas and Zubaida. He completed education only upto 8th standard from Cascia High School. Rauf said that his favorite teacher was the late Nirmala, who taught Kannada, and added that he was the only student who was never punished by the teachers.

His father passed away when he was in the 3rd standard. Though he managed to study till 8th standard, the situation at home did not allow him to continue his education any further, as his mother alone could not fulfill the needs of the entire family. He had to shoulder the responsibility of all his sisters, their education, and marriage.

After dropping out of school, he started to work in a Bolar provision store for a monthly salary of Rs 4,000. This was not sufficient to meet the expenses of the family, so he decided to work on his weekly off and during his free time. Rauf used to sell onions and get 25 paise per sack as commission. He was paid Re 1 for selling one kilo of newspaper in the morning and also Rs 5 for selling boxes of oil. Through such hard labour, he used to earn another Rs 800 per month.

Rauf was just 13 when he dropped out of school, and he worked in the provision store for 18 years. In 1998, he joined MCC as a drainage pump operator on a contract basis and used to earn a salary of Rs 4,200 per month. He served the MCC till 2012. In between, from 1998, he worked as an agent undertaking jobs related to passports and ration cards, driving license, etc.

The turning point came on a fateful Friday in 2012, when he went to a mosque for prayers, and happened to witness a fight between the traffic police and the public. He intervened and tried to stop the fight. Determined to prevent such fights from repeating, he took the initiative to park the vehicles from the very next Friday onwards. The first three Fridays he had to listen to comments from the public, but he knew exactly what he was doing and so continued the work in spite of lack of cooperation from the people.

From then on, he dedicated himself to clearing traffic jams and wherever there was a gridlock, he would volunteer and resolve the traffic.

Rauf rides a bicycle and on Mondays, he stations himself at Pumpwell, on Tuesdays near Unity Hospital, on Wednesdays near PVS Circle, on Thursdays near Milagres and Town Hall, on Fridays at the mosque behind the police commissioner's building, and on Saturdays at Kodialbail. "This is my daily schedule, but if necessary I wear the jacket which is always in bag and clear traffic jams whenever I come across them."

Rauf is immensely grateful to assistant commissioner of police (ACP) traffic Uday Naik for appreciating his efforts. He does not allow people to park vehicles in 'no parking' zones, and makes sure that there is free flow of traffic. Uday Naik has promised him a job in the traffic department and he will soon join the TWS (Traffic Warden Squad). Rauf is very happy on receiving the uniform and says, "I am eager to start the work officially."

But survival is not easy for this Good Samaritan. Rauf is married to Zeenath and the couple has three children - Abbas Hussain, Fathima Rahila, and Mohammed Raif. He says, "I do volunteer jobs on all days of the week, but this does not help me look after my family, so on Sundays when weddings are held in places like Bolar Shadi Mahal or Milagres, I charge Rs 1,000 for managing traffic. Those who organize events call me and ask my help to manage the traffic and this way I get income to run the family."

He says many asked him why, despite having so much knowledge about the functioning of the MCC, he did not try to join local politics. He says, "I listen to my mother and she does not wish me to join politics, and I respect her words. My wife is my inspiration."

Interestingly, three persons in the family - Rauf, his mother, and his son - all share the same birth date - February 7. His mother was born on February 7, 1955, Rauf on February 7, 1972 and his son on February 7, 2006. Not only that, Rauf says he purchased his bicycle on February 7, 1988. Needless to say, this date is very special to him.

His belief: "Life is like a bubble on water; it is not permanent, I don’t believe in religious differences. The blood of all human beings is red. I don’t see whether it is a temple, mosque or church - wherever there is a traffic jam I wear my jacket and clear the traffic. Where there is traffic, you will find me."

  

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  • joegonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 16 2015

    I have no hesitation in station that Rauf is a very rare person blessed with great qualities of heart and mind. His selfless work is appreciated by all well meaning people irrespective of case and creed. May his breed increase.

    Kudos to you Rauf and hope to meet some time somewhere

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  • Nithin Attavar, Thokottu

    Wed, Apr 29 2015

    Thanks to daijiworld for recognizing Mr Abdul Rauf. i knew him very well. wherever traffic jam he is there. he is the man behind traffic police. i am sure he will defiantly get the job in traffic department.good luck rauf bhai

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  • Hassan ullal, mangalore

    Fri, Apr 24 2015

    Thanks Daiji for recognition and acknowledgment of selfless service, no matter what. People can do any bit as opportunities prevail everywhere. We are inspired Br.Rauf, may Almighty ALLAH bless you to carry on more such activities. You have done a job that is role model for all of us,and we hope you get good job,in traffic dept
    Let us do our bits here and there

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  • kamath, mangalore bangalore

    Fri, Apr 24 2015

    people have become selfish and always like oc service they never bother how and by what difficulty that person is serving them. People sit in ac cars blow horn and keep moving without following traffic police

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  • Nawaz, Kankanady

    Fri, Apr 24 2015

    masha Allah great 👍

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great work of great man is great inspiration.
    But it is not great to go on adding and multiplying tiny vehicles on limited roads.
    The number of standing and hanging passengers while commuting in public transport is much higher than that of 50 years back.

    What is the use of massive vehicles which do not solve problems instead increase misery and concerns?

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  • nelson pinto, udupi /oman

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    "Life is like a bubble on water it is not permanent, I don’t believe in religious differences"

    if all the citizens will feel this...

    just imagine that , we are living in heaven.

    god bless u and your familly.
    long live Mr.Rauf.

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  • Maikaltho Cherka, Mangalore/Doha-Qatar

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great work by Rauf bhai.
    I seen him in many traffic jam place. he is doing very good job for people. This kind of human being need for our beautiful Mangalore.
    I really respect Rauf bhai.
    May Allah bless ur all good deeds.
    may your dream come as a true.

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  • Ahmed, Doha / Mangalooru

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great if he gets enrolled in Traffic Police payroll. Good job Uday Sir and Rauf Sir.

    Standing Ovation to both of you.

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  • Deekshith kalladka, kalladka

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great job Sir........

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  • Abdul Hameed Kolnad, Vittal,

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    GOOD JOB

    Thanks to Daijiworld to announce his performance. If Provide his account number can send some money to him.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    May God Bless you for your service to the nation ..RESPECT

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  • IMRAN BAVA, MANAGALORE

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    @jEEVAN ARE YOU THE ONE WHO IS DISLIKING BUTTON ON ALL THE COMMENTS, HA HA HA JUST MAJAK

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  • Firoz Jeppu, Jeppu / Kuwait

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Masha Allah very good job Mr.Abdul Rauf..May Allah success u in this world and hereafter.. Ameen

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  • Shams MH, Mulki

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    You will find in rare cases man like Abdulrauf, we wish him all the best in future

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  • Praveen Barros, Jeppu/Bahrain

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great Human Being.

    May he get his promised job soon.

    I wish him all the best.

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  • Asif, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Masha Allah... I know this gentleman personally as the store was exactly next to my house. Nice to see you in this column.He is very honest hard worker and simple helping nature guy. Keep going...may Almighty grant u success and reward u for this great work...

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  • Ashok Kotian, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Very Good. Keep up the good work. Indeed, a inspiration to all of us.

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  • Manoj Menezes, Shirva/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great Work Mr. Rauf. Inspiration to everyone. God Bless You.

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  • JAI SRI RAM, MANGALORE

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Great Work Rauf Bhai.
    Mangalore Traffic police need to learn something from this great man. Rather than cutting ribbon, inviting religious & political leaders for great function, the time has come to recognize such great Samaritan's for their dedicated hard work which is un-conditional. May Lord Sri Ram Bless you with Abundance.

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  • ibrahim, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Thanks Daiji for recognition and acknowledgement of selfless service, no matter what. People can do any bit as opportunities prevail everywhere. We are inspired Br.Rauf, may Almighty bless you to carry on more such activities. You have done a job that is role model for all of us
    Let us do our bits here and there

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  • kiran raj, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Don't understand who is clicking disagree buttons for this kind of good news, perverted minds....!!!

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  • kamath, mangalore bangalore

    Fri, Apr 24 2015

    dislikes are common for all people belonging to Mr Rauf's community. some dont accept them and tolerate their good and hard works. These dislikes are from those who don't know what life is and live life like a donkey, blindly following the speeches of their bosses

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  • Supporter, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Mr. Rauf well done. Daiji please share his bank account details, he is helping us and we also want to support him too👍

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Traffic jam in city?
    How much good Samaritan Abdul Rauf can rescue?
    How much jams and blocks the city can afford to have?
    Surface transport problems are not only local, but they are national and global too.
    The mobile technology has discarded all types of hardwares and handed them in hands as tiny smartphones.
    How we can accept the massing of hardwares on land by automobiles without being able to tackle the problems on ground?
    Don't you feel that we need to have a Revolutionary Change in the Surface Transport sector?

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  • Jaimini P.B.., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    This is the beginning..Ondondu hani koodi Saagara aagutte sir..

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    Very true.
    We have been carrying and moving the huge dead weight of commuters and goods on wheels since a couple of centuries. If we use this weight as free pushing force we can make the surface transport sector a profitable one by eliminating all its problems.
    We need to think different and implement change.

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  • kamath, mangalore bangalore

    Fri, Apr 24 2015

    first common people of this nation must bring change on themselves. we must honour the traffic rules and must be soft on roads. why every time people park their vehicles (especially car) in no parking area. why we need traffic police every time.

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  • abdulla, india

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Congratulations mr. Rauf: Greta job..
    great inspiration..let us all be motivated to render service to the public..
    This is the way to go..since the nation is too busy with politics..let us serve the nation this way in every area to serve humanity..

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  • Suleman Byari, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Good work Abdul Rauf...Keep it up. Hope you will get a Govt. job very soon....

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  • sudesh, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Could we have many more such people? There is an auto rickshaw driver who does the same thing in kankanady circle. Great souls!

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  • Shivappa, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great Human Being.

    May he get his promised job soon.

    I wish him all the best.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Rauf may be just an 8th std guy, but looking at his concern for social responsibilities we all have to learn a lot from him! May God bless him and his family!

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  • Karunakara,

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Rauf bhai, thank you sir for your service. I pray god may give you the benefit of this free public service.

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  • Ahamad Faizal, Mangalore/saudi arabia

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I am very grateful to know Rauf from my childhood, he has been doing all the Mcc related work to our family, infact he even did my passport way back when Mangalore did not have the centre. This was a expected plaudit which received quite late, but never the less please dont stop your good work and helping the poor in doing their official job without accepting money.Allah bless you good health and give more strength to look after.

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  • VV MANGALAPURAM, BAHRAIN/MANGALORE

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    WE NEED MORE RAUF LIKE PERSON TO INSPIRE OUR YOUTH.. REALLY GREAT INNOVATIVE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS GENTLEMAN... I AM SURE HE WILL BE SOON RECRUITED TO TRAFFIC POLICE STATE OF KARNATAKA.. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY
    VV

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  • Muhammad Beary, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    This guy is inspiration for all those who think we can contribute something to society even if we are poor...And all those drug addicts,antisocial elements in my community as well as other should take inspiration from this guy and do something for society and country instead of being burden
    “Taking pains to remove the pains of others is the true essence of generosity” (Abu Bakar Siddiq-First caliph) and Rauf kaka is doing the same act of generosity...

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  • dam, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I Just want to say.... Thank you Rauf bhai...
    I hope he get uniform very soon...

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  • Srinivas Kanchan, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Many more young people in Mangalore should join this brigade. During the holiday season students can help in too.

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  • Marilou Mathias Rasquinha, Highland, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Mr. Michael does a similar job at Karavali Circle, Kankanady. He too needs to be appreciated by one and all.

    " Service to humanity is like service to God "

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  • Shahid Musthafa, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Good Chap !

    The traffic lights at Balmatta and Bendurwell are creating more problems and traffic jams. It was better and smoother prior to the traffic lights. Sometimes the jam at Balmatta almost reaches half way to Bendurwell. Whereas at Jothi circle the traffic moves very smoothly without the traffic lights.Who's crazy idea was this to install the lights ?? The traffic management by the Police Dept. is absolutely poor in Mangalore.

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  • Hasan Yusuf, Mangalore - Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Good job Mr. Abdul Rauf. Hats of to you!

    May God accept your social service and reward you abundantly.

    I had several occasions to sit with him and discuss with him about the social issues.

    Very good gentleman and he tirelessly tells many role model stories.

    Indeed, a hardworker and a helping hand. He is deserved for the appreciations or any kind of support or help.

    God bless him and his family.

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Thank you Abdul Rouf bhai for doing a risky, voluntary and unappointed job by trying to clear and control the mess and traffic jams on roads created by pride, greed and competitions.
    In fact, more than 60 per cent of traffic on roads don't serve even 10 per cent of transport need.
    A bus by occupying less than 500 sf of space serves more than 600 commuters per day.
    Please make comparison in case of four wheelers and two wheers how many drivers ride them, how many people they commute, how many hours they utilise them, how many hours they keep them parked, how much space they occupy by freely parking on the most expensive part of the heart of the city by making walking people impossible to move.
    How much fuel they spend and complement the unhealthy air pollution and peace disturbing sound pollution?
    Are we concerned? Do we need solutions?

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  • KRPrabhu, B'luru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    There is a great proverb in Kannada."Ballavane balla,bellada ruchiya" means one who eats jaggery,he only know the good taste of it.There is great joy and self satisfaction in doing useful public service which one has to experience it.Services like banking,health,education etc to mention a few are of immense importance for common man.One who gets an oppertunity to do the service under any of the public importance he is really blessed one.Its gods job.So Abdul Rauf saab knows it and enjoyes it.Self satisfaction is super most for few like Rauf.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Tears rolled down while reading article as well as appreciable comments which i guess never happened before in Daiji !!!

    This kind of humans are real RATNA's of India not film stars or sports stars who earns in millions,getting name n fame without any helping hands to common citizen of the country.

    May almighty bless you Rauf Bhai...

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  • Harsha, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Very Nice Work....

    May god bless his family

    Hare Ram

    Ppl only comment abt it....No one comes forward and contributes to the society....

    Only ppl having financial need work hard....Others just read few articles and keep commenting

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  • Dony bajal , Bajal Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great work really he is aam admi

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  • Societal Web, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Instead of fighting over religion and unnecessary things, it is good if few people from different religions do this work, to propagate the goodness of our religions rather than claiming that my God is great.

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  • Abubakkar Siddik, Thekkar - Belthangady / Riyadh

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Bravo!

    Abdul Rauf Bhai May Allah reward you all, and your families for your generous assistance. Its an honor too.

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  • javeed khan , kuwait mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    appreciated on your hard work hats off to u rouf bhai

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  • nazeer, harekala

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    congts. Raufaka.... very great job. pursue in this filed, you can for Traffic Inspector as soon.

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  • Ronald K, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Traffic police department should recommend his name to concerned higher authorities so that he can work in the same job officially as his immense interest this field and selfless human service.
    God bless u Br.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    May God bless and multiply Abdul Rauf's all over India ...

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Balm to traffic jam...
    Mr Abdul Rauf top to roof...

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  • Asif, Manglore/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Rafiq,, Great job... god bless you

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  • sury Salian, kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Salute you Rauf Bhai....Great work And guide for society...

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  • laxmikant , mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Hats off..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, BAHRAIN

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Hats off Abdul Rauf!! Leading by example. Please keep it up...maybe this will wake up a few more people to do the humane thing. May Allah bless you always.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I think the pictures taken are from Pumpwell road to Nanthoor junction…(most irritating junction)

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  • Abubakar, Jeddah

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Gre8 Job Rauf Bai.May Allah Bless you with healthy & wealthy life.Doing big responsible job.Hats off to you.

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  • Lionel D Silva , Pandeshwar/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Dear Rauf,
    Wonderful job it is easy to appreciate but very very hard to practice God bless you Good luck.

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  • FIZA , dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    MASHALLAH you deserve a big salute

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  • Marle, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    All those who have seen his good work, Don't miss to wave at him and also if possible tell him what a wonderful job he is doing!. I am telling this because he may not see all the good comments that you guyz have written and if you still want to appreciate him more then please do gift him something, I am not sure but i guess he resides at Bolar or Hoige Bazar!

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  • John Pinto, Chickmagalur /Doha

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    It is very rare to see such a good Samaritan. Controlling traffic jams and clearing traffic jams is a risky job , risking ones life for others good . What a great good man . God bless him and keep him safe .

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    In such sweltering heat, humidity, dust & pollutants in the air someone standing and controlling the traffic is indeed a great service to the community. It is advisable if he uses a filtering mask if he continues such service for long hours. Health comes first.

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  • Alwyn, Kinnikambla

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great work, keep it up

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  • RONALD GOMES, Kadri, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Abdul Rauf, a true role model & good Samaritan for everyone who one or the other occasion have suffered the traffic chaos in Mangaluru. May we all see you in the official dress of traffic cop in Mangaluru. May your tribe increase all over to control the traffic nonsense specially from two & three wheeler riders.

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  • Vellano1, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Thanks Rauf, God bless you! we need more like you, than one who start dharna and protest and make life hell for traffic!...

    let us thank Uday Naik, for appreciating him and giving him a job too! and also the author for highlighting good work!

    also, (jokingly), if everyone is born on February 7th, it can not be mre coincidence.. they managed "traffic and delivery" on time and well! ... just lighthearted comment, dont pounce upon me now! vhe vh ehve

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Caste makes a difference..

    This is for Jeevan and Shankar

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  • BM, Ullal

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    happy to read this news, once i had given to him in two wheeler from jeppu railway track to thokottu. you are really great..

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  • Zahid Hussain, Ganjimut/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    God bless you and your family Mr. Rauf. Appreciate your help to the public. Jazakallah.

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Unsung Hero, God bless you & your family

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  • Naushad, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Mr. Rauf's good work KEEP IT up

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  • Udupi Express, Muscat / Udupi

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Hats off to you Rauf Bhai. Appreciated on your hardwork.

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  • Nisha , Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Very good job Mr.Rauf. You are an example for the young generation. Jobless people should think like you for the wellbeing of society instead of doing all utsavs and meaningless protests.

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  • abdul samad, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    HATS UP ABDUL RAUF...MR JEEVAN MANGALORE NOT SEEN HERE...OH SORRY JEEVAN ONLY COMMENTS COMMUNAL ISSUE..

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  • Ronald, Kinnigoli/Canada

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Truly an inspiring piece of news. The magnitude of our social problems will require that all citizens and institutions make a commitment to volunteering as a way of life and as a primary opportunity to create the needed change. Rauf- a big thank you on behalf of all Mangloreans.

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  • VM, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Abdul Rauf, Vishu Shetty good going guy. God bless.

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  • farooqui arf, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great work Brother.....

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  • LOUIS VAS, KADRI-CORAL

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Thank you

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  • Arif, Udupi/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Hats off to you sirji...

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  • Pooja, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Really lucky to have you in Mangalore. I wish to see you in traffic police uniform soon.
    Good luck.

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  • SAGAR, MANGALADEVI

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Welldone Raufbhai.Your favourite teacher of Cascia High School, Late Nirmala KV is my mother-in-law. Keep up the good work. Thank you for remembering her.

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  • Najeeb Sheikh, Udupi / Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great Job gentlemen!! Appreciated on your hardwork.

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  • Srinivas Prabhu, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Dear Sir(Rauf Bhai), I salute you from my bottom of my heart,God will bless you and your family always.

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  • Shahid Bolar, Mangalore/KSA

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I know Mr Abdul Rauf personally. He is an inspiration to youths. His stories collectively say "Honesty is the best policy".
    Good Work Mr Rauf and Congratulations in advance for your promised job in TWS.

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  • Adil, Thekkatte

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Hats off Rauf Bhai...

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Surathkal

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    God Bless You Sir. keep It Up. We are Proud of You.

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  • Denzil, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Great work Bhai. May you inspire many more to volunteer for such causes.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I have indeed heard about Abdul Rauf form A.C.P. Uday Nayak as a dedicated and hard working volunteer who believes in hard work.

    Abdul is a role model for others to learn from.

    I had an occasion of speaking with him once and was immensely impressed with his work schedule. I understand that there is going to be traffic squad in Mangalore within the next few months and I am sure that Abdul will then will play an important role.

    Congrats Abdul and keep the good work.

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  • donald, M'lore, B'lore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Dear Sir i hats up you boss may god bless you and your family.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Well Done Mr.Abdul Rauf..There is one more good Samaritan in Kadiyali (Udupi)..I forgot his name..Ismail bhai or Abdul Bhai.."(not sure)..After seeing one accident infront of his garage shop,he started to help public especially school children..

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  • Sahil, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Really good job Rauf Bhai, May Allah Bless and reward you for the work that you are doing.

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  • vinay, mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Nice to see my classmate Mr. Rauf.
    May god bless him!
    But only which I didn't agree with him that, he told he was never punished by the teachers which is wrong!

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  • Marle, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Okay man who doesn't lie ? I hope you are not Satya Harishchandra's reincarnation.

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  • vinay, mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Why are you getting angry? I never said that, i am satya Harishchandra. If you read my comment properly, I appreciated his good work. Marle name suits you very well!

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  • vikram, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    GOD BLESS YOU...Rauf Bhai

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  • IMRAN BAVA, MANAGALORE

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    He said by Nirmala Teacher not all teachers

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore, Oman

    Thu, Apr 23 2015

    That is called matsara. Boiling from inside.

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  • India First, India

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    And we gave Padma Shri to Saif Ali Khan And Bharat Ratna to Sachin!! Abdul Rauf deserve much bigger award.

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  • Rohan , Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Thanks Daijiworld for the great article. Some time we complain about our lives when we face hardships.Rauf Bhai is an example that even with limited resources we can still be happy & lead a good life. Everyone has problems in their life we only think why we are facing so many problems & think all others are happy.

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  • CHRIS, DUBAI

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    I know Rauf very well ,the provision store he worked for is located very close to my residence,i even got my passport through him,i grew up watching rauf work at the store as we used to buy our groceries from there since a decade ,a very honest and a hard worker ,god bless

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  • YO YO, bahrain

    Wed, Apr 22 2015

    Appreciate Samaritan Mr. Rauf's good work towards society.. Really great example how people must give something to the society 
    Kallianpur/Bahrain

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