An unlettered man who received the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors, for ferrying thousands of sick and dying patients to hospitals on his motorcycle for two decades, is now giving tips to the Defense Ministry on how to evacuate wounded soldiers from remote areas without waiting for ambulances to arrive.
Haque receiving the Padma Shri from then President Pranab Mukherjee in March 2017. (Supplied)
Tapping into expertise
Haque in a group photo of 2017 civilian honours awardees in the Presidential Palace. (Supplied)
Haque’s home in Malbazar, Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. (Supplied)