The Sikh Directory in London on November 19.
The Sikh Directory, which is an international organisation, recognised his work and he was selected as the winner from among 100 entries from across the world.
In Bihar’s largest government hospital, more than eleven patients wait for Gurmeet to show up at around 9 pm every night. He buys food and sweets on his way to the hospital and distributes all of it among the patients. He goes through their prescriptions too and purchases medicines that they can’t afford. How does he manage? “There is a donation box in our house. Our family of five brothers put away 10 percent of our monthly earnings in it. Our children do not celebrate birthdays or burst crackers during Diwali” Gurmeet told the Hindu. But as November 19, the day he will receive the award nears, Gurmeet is worried. Who will take care of the patients when he is gone to London? And how will he speak? As he puts it, “I do not know English, sir!”