Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 18
The video of a 22-year-old delivery boy has gone viral on the internet after he dropped off parcels on a horse in snowfall, in Kashmir.
IndiaToday.in reported that Shiraz Ali Khan, a delivery boy for an online shopping platform, said he did it after realising that some of the customers were desperately in need of the parcels.
“We were getting constant calls from these customers. The parcels were of medical equipment, baby food and study material. There was no way we could reach there on our two wheelers, so I thought of taking my horse out. I spoke to my supervisor who allowed me to do this after taking all safety measures into consideration,” says Shiraz Ali Khan, resident of old city Srinagar told IndiaToday.in.
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Shiraz loves horse riding and says he had bought the horse a few months back. The BA-III student says horse riding has been his passion since childhood. He also has a stable at home. He goes out on weekends for horse riding with his friends.
“I have always loved horse riding. Whenever I find time, I go out with my friends for horseback riding. This time my horse was useful as the lanes were so thickly covered with snow that vehicles could not particularly go in the interiors,” Shiraz said.
He said on that snowy day last week, it was like responding to SOS messages from the customers for him. He has since been appreciated all across the world.
Shiraz said: “I had never thought it would receive such appreciation. That day it was like responding to calls of desperate customers for me.”