Babloo and his baby daughter

Babloo is a rickshaw puller in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Five days after his daughter was born his wife died of anemia. The baby which is a little over a month old is carried in a sling cloth tied to his body.

“When she grows up, I will send her to school. I don’t want her to grow up on the streets. I want proper upbringing for her,” says Babloo.

It is heartening to witness a father bestowing love and protecting his daughter in a State, Rajasthan, which has one of the lowest sex ratios in the country – where many newborn baby girls are abandoned in hospitals, garbage dumps etc.

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