Narayanan Krishnan

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Narayanan Krishnan
Born 1981 (age 32–33)
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Residence Madurai
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Social Worker / Chef (past)
Known for Feeding Homeless
Home town Madurai
Website
http://www.akshayatrust.org/

Narayanan Krishnan (born in 1981 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu) is an Indian chef-turned-social worker.[1]

Early life[edit]

Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown. He said, "I saw a very old man, literally eating his own human waste out of hunger. I went to the nearby hotel and asked them what was available. They had idli, which I bought and gave to the old man. Believe me, I had never seen a person eating so fast, ever. As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears. Those were the tears of happiness."[2][3]

Career[edit]

Krishnan founded his outfit Akshaya Trust in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.[4][5]

He also provides haircuts and shaves to give extra dignity to those he serves. He was selected as one of the Top 10 in "CNN heroes 2010" list.[6][7][8]

The character Narayanan Krishnan played by Jayaprakash in the Dulquer Salmaan 2012 Malayalam super hit film Ustad Hotel is based on him.[9]

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