Why am I fundraising?Kuldeep Thakur, 51, was a professional taxi driver in the capital city of India. He signed up to drive on Uber about two months back to provide for his family. A high performing partner with a rating of 4.67, some of his previous feedback included positive notes like: 'Excellent service’, 'Great driver' and 'Good experience’.
When a routine cab ride chat cost a lifeOn April 6, 2016, Kuldeep started his day like any other day. Two teenagers had booked the cab around 4pm on to go to Hiran Kudna in west Delhi. On the way, they started making fun of the native place of Kuldeep, who hailed from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Thakur retaliated with some more jokes on the teenagers, who then shot him dead. End result - a family losing its breadwinner to a senseless, mindless crime.
Kuldeep, a native of Himachal Pradesh, lived in New Delhi with his wife and three children. He was the sole breadwinner of the family and his eldest daughter marriage is on the cards, Kuldeep’s nephew Jograj said. He said, Kuldeep had worked as driver for years and purchased his own car earlier this year. His family left for Himachal Pradesh for the last rites.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Any funds raised will be used to settle the car loan and towards the education of his children. All contributions will go directly towards Kuldeep’s family ensuring a secure future. Your little contribution can help his family during this difficult time.