Amin Sheikh

Amin Sheikh lived on the mean streets of Bombay from the age of five—begging, eating off discarded eatables, and sleeping in fear under park benches or in the hidden corners of railway stations. He was lucky enough to be taken to an orphanage three years later where he learnt what it meant to have a ”home”, and a “family”.  Although his life was far from easy, he never stopped believing in the goodness of people and the idea that it only takes one person to change the world. He dreamt of one day starting a library cafe that would support street children. The profits from the sale of his book Life is Life: I am Because of You (2013) has helped make this dream come true.
Year: 2017