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Sad Saddhu

By lillypix  
Varanasi, 2008.

The locals claimed he was 200 years old or more, and had come to Varanasi to wait to die. I believe the waiting to die bit...

All comments gratefully received.

Thanks,
Lianna

Tags: India Portraits and people

Voters: saeidNL, morpheus1955, Glostopcat and 19 more

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saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
29 Dec 2011 12:30PM
What a wonderful portrait - full of character,love it,
saeid

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29 Dec 2011 1:11PM
Great character shot.

John Smile
HowieR 9 20 3 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 2:08PM
Great portrait - the cose crop works well

Howie
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
29 Dec 2011 6:31PM
Excellent detail, Lianna. Saw a lot of these in Kathmandhu - cost a few ruppees each time as well!!!

Dave
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 10:23PM
Lovely portrait of a great character
Ju
posty57 12 6 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2011 6:44AM
Superb image.

Barry
lillypix 9 60 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 12:46PM
Thank you for all the comments and votes and especially the user award Smile

I liked this old guy, especially, because all he wanted in return for us taking a couple of photos was a cup of tea, and his cups of tea were all provided free of charge by the local tea vendor anyway (see previous upload - Chai man of Varanasi) who refused any payment from us even though we happily offered. The locals of the area were so in awe of this saddhu they felt it their religious duty to sustain him, ply him with tea and keep him warm and confortable.

Thanks,
Lianna

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