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Meet the man who sold his car to buy oxygen for covid-19 patients

Shahnawaz Shaikh is a 32 years businessman who grew up in Mumbai slum and owned a small construction company. During the pandemic in March last year, he was forced to shut his business as the situation went from bad to worse in Mumbai, India one of the worst-hit cities by Covid-19.

According to Shaikh, last her he lost his best friends’ sister because there was no oxygen. “All she needed was oxygen …that could have saved her,” Shaikh told CNN.

Shaikh bought 30 cylinders for $2,000 and offered them for free to anybody in need, spreading the open call through social media and friends.

The response was overwhelming. Many people needed oxygen and the cylinders were running out. As a result of this, Shaikh sold his Ford SUV to buy additional 160 cylinders in other to save lives. According to Shaikh, the initial cost of the SUV was $30,000, but because he needed money real quick, he sold the SUV for $12,000.

This benevolent character of his has brought him fame as the news spread over the town. More volunteers have joined his operation.

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