Faces of India – 294
Faces of India
a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here…
If you observe the picture carefully you can very easily say what he does for a living. Could you guess rightly that he is a mahout? I met him in Shimoga, in Sakrebailu Elephant camp. This is one of the active and famous elephant camp of north Karnataka. During our visit there we saw around 14 elephants. Their bathing session over , they were being fed by the mahouts.
This mahout seemed to be the senior most there. He is working there for 35 years! He loves the elephants and loves his work. I saw him monitoring the feed of the elephants. He was too busy to talk to me for long, and though he was talking to me his attention was elsewhere.