Nagpur: The new year began on an exciting note for Ola’s driver partner Shahzaad Khan as he was named ‘Hero of Ola’ in his city, for helping a newborn baby and his mother.
Kanchan Meshram, an Ola customer in Nagpur, delivered a baby boy in the cab earlier this week, en-route to Dadra Hospital.
Kanchan and her nephew boarded the cab from her residence, but went into labour soon after the journey began. Realizing, the customer is due to deliver very soon, Shahzaad steadily drove the cab to the hospital, as her pain kept increasing. Situations took a surprising turn when the baby was born midway, leaving everybody surprised and anxious. Collecting himself amidst various emotions, Shahzaad assured the passengers and continue driving with utmost focus.
Shahzaad said, “I was extremely nervous as I was worried for the well-being of the newborn baby as well as the mother. I was praying in my heart and was constantly thinking about a similar instance that took place in another Ola cab in Pune just a few months back. I had read about that in the papers, and kept hoping that the mother and the child get timely medical attention in this case too.”
Shahzaad dedication paid off and the mother and her baby were able to receive required medical attention, well in time.
Recalling the experience, AnupMeshwaram, the baby’s uncle said, “We are very thankful to Shahzaad Khan for helping us in that critical time. My family and I appreciate the way he kept his composure, supported us throughout this experience and got us to a hospital safely, in time.”
Ola applauds Shahzaad Khan and is proud to have him as a driver partner.
Ola has presented the baby and the mother with free rides for the next five years as a gift. These rides can be availed by a special coupon, named after the baby.
Shahzaad Khan has been awarded under Ola’s monthly pan-India program, ‘Heroes of Ola’.