Chandigarh dog lover ─ the man who has fed homeless dogs for over two decades

Some cities are like magnets; their poles attract you without reason. You don’t visit them for official work, relatives or distant cousins but for some weird reason as if the city’s randomness is your true calling. You visit them like a hermit seeking solace. And every visit is marked by a longing – to meet a lost childhood friend. Some cities are like magnets; their poles attract you in with their own reasons.

Chandigarh is one such city.

Those who have been enamored by it will vouch that serendipity has a beautiful face. In my last visit to Chandigarh, I met Sardar Baljeet Singh, an ex-service man who has fed dogs for decades now.  Day in and day out, for 20 years, the gurgle of his olive green scooter’s engine has resonated to scores of wagging tails. Stripped of every colour but joy, words leak from his lips as he introduces me to the clan. Their names, peculiar habits and the stories ─ a fable for the eyes to see. This Chandigarh dog lover reminds me of Hanuman.

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Sardar Baljeet Singh has fed homeless dogs for over two decades…

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Dog lover Sardar ji in company of friends at Chandigarh SEZ

In a distance the day was fading, orange sun milking the remains of the day as Sardar ji continued playing with his friends. I will always remember him as this time of the day.

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18 thoughts on “Chandigarh dog lover ─ the man who has fed homeless dogs for over two decades”

  1. Awesome man…thumbs up for him..! This shows what it takes to be a real hero.. proud of our sardar jee!

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  6. What an amazing soul. Hats off to him I’m originally from Chandigarh and now settled abroad. I’d like to know how to contact this angel so, that I can liaise with him when I next go to Chandigarh as I will like to help. I have always wanted to do something to help animals but didn’t know where to start and this gentle man has shown me the way.. 🙂

    1. . This is a TRUE “dog whisperer” – doesn’t need the fame and fortune, just quietly doing what he feels he should do.

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