Walking back to our hotel after a good south Indian meal, we are being approached as usual by loads of men after our money. We then get stopped by a man and for some reason we don't tell him to get lost. He has something about him, and as we were not in a rush we stop and chat.
After reading a Times article we discover this man 'Navinder Singh' is a living legend. He spends his time helping travellers from all over the world for free, he just enjoys helping people and showing off his city that he loves. He has been doing this for 50 years and the article says he was shortlisted for a knighthood.
After a long chat he writes a letter of recommendation for a very cheap pilgrim place to stay at our next city, and helps us organise a bus journey that is 3 hours quicker and air conditioned than the one we almost took.
He gave Tilly and I each a lucky scarf..... but will not accept a penny in payment.
We are meeting him tomorrow morning for breakfast with a man he spent the whole day with 10 years ago from Canada ( bumped into him by chance).
After the way we have been treated here by a lot of Indians this man has completely restored my opinion of India.