“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. translator directory . As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears. Those were the tears of happiness.”-Narayanan Krishnan.
One of the finest chefs of Taj Hotels, Bangalore, Narayanan Krishnan, peppered the stage of TEDxMICA2011 with the concept of ‘joy of giving’. Here he spoke about the incident that turned the wheels of his life and pushed him into the world of social service. In 2002, he quit his job and founded the Akshaya Trust organization in 2003 which serves food to the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai.