There was time when we didnt even have the money to eat two meals a day My Mother and I When we came to Ludhiana we started working as domestic helpers We used to make Rs.60 a month per house We used to work at 8-9 different houses to be able to survive We used to have breakfast at one of the houses and some times we couldn’t even afford dinner This is about a summer afternoon We were walking towards Shingar Cinema The mentor that I am going to tell you about His name is Bittu, he used to sell Mango Milkshakes at the time Since it was hot and I wished to have the shake The house that we were coming from, they gave us Rs.5 The owner of the house told my mother to take the Rickshaw back home since it was hot We didnt take the Rickshaw because we valued money That Milkshake was worth Rs.5 too so we had it Bittu bhaji made the shake for us My mother and I shared it My mother made sure that she fed the family even if she had to compromise I wish everyone is blessed with a mother like mine Mr. Bittu asked us about our work and how we earned a living My mother told him that we work in different houses as domestic helpers He then asked her about me to which she responded that I accompany her everywhere He offered to hire me for Rs.500 a month I worked with him for 10 years for Rs.500 a month He loved me so much, he bought me clothes, fed me Never stopped me from doing anything He mentored me He has a sister in Thailand who treats me like a son He has a total of 5 sisters, who consider me family Then I got surrounded with bad company I quit the job and started driving a three wheeler One fine day I stopped by to have a burger at his shop He told me that he still considers me family and he cant let me be away from him I didnt look like what I do now I used to cut my hair, shave my beard and had become a victim of drug abuse He kept an eye on me and knew that I was not doing the right thing I used to smoke a lot So much so that I used to be miserable My family was disturbed because of this I had to go through a medical treatment worth Rs. 2.5 Lakhs, which Bittu bhaji paid for We couldn’t afford it but Bittu bhaji was kind enough to bear the entire amount Bittu bhaji has been blessed with the holy presence of Shri Guru Granth Sahib at home He used to keep me close to himself Kept me away from the bad company He used to tag along everywhere I used to go He taught me about Sikhism Today I am a baptised Sikh He had a vacant shop at the time. He turned into a fast food shop for me Everything you see is because of him I used to be a clean shaven man, he helped me evolve into a Sikh in 2012 There was this day when I was drunk My friend met me and asked me if I had watched “Chaar Sahibzaade” I said no So he took me to the cinemas That film moved me, had me in tears and thats the day when I decided to get baptised My mother is my God I wish the rest of my years here get added to her time on the planet I cant see her in pain My mother supported me at the time when I needed it the most When I was in the hospital, my mother stood by me She is everything I have Siblings are supportive too but what my mother has done for me…