If, Haribhau defines anything, it’s passion. But passion is nothing if you don’t enjoy what you do.
The young Haribhau Khatau who is aged 90 can be seen riding his bicycle daily in Belagavi.
Haribhau Khatav is a pioneer in the business of providing Utensils, Tables, Chairs on hire for ceremonies through his firm Mangal Karya Sahayata and is one of the largest suppliers in entire North Karnataka.
After successfully running the business for almost 40 years along with his wife Late Smita Khatav, he retired and now he spends hours time in many social and philanthropic activities. He is associated with Citizens Forum and Belagavi Jesth Nagarik Sangh.
He has motivated and collected thousands of rupees for Army Jawan relief fund. At the age of 90 he does all these activities riding on a bicycle which is made in England.
His unique cycle has a basket infront, and Haribhau, carries snacks in his Cycle basket for his 3friends daily & they all sit together for their evening rendezvous.
With inputs from Dipen Shah Photo: Harshal Ijare