GUWAHATI, Jan 29 - In a show of exemplary honesty, a young taxi driver, Ravi Boro, returned a backpack belonging to a passenger after the latter had left it in the car while taking a ride to his home from the LGBI Airport recently.
�I had two large bags and a backpack that contained all the important documents one needs to travel and stay overseas. That apart, it also had some valuables including gifts. About two hours after reaching home, the manager of the airport terminal called up my mother that I had left my backpack behind in the taxi,� the passenger, Manash Goswami, said.
�The taxi driver took the bag to the manager of the prepaid booth. The manager, in turn, handed it over to the airport terminal manager. The reason for giving such a detailed description of what happened is just to show how many hands the bag had changed and how easy and tempting it could have perhaps been for the taxi driver, the manager of the prepaid booth or someone else in the chain to take it away and feign ignorance about its existence,� he said.
Goswami said that he drove back next morning, particularly to thank Ravi Boro. �His response was very simple: �It belongs to you. What would I do with it?� he said. �This shows that humanity is still not dead,� he added.