Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends.
Mumbai's iconic dabbawalas, known world over for their efficiency in delivering tiffins, on Friday took to streets and cleaned areas in suburbs, a day after being appointed a brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to nominate them to join the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai said they will leave no stone unturned to make Modi's dream of clean India come true.
When he retires after his 200th Test match in Mumbai next month, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will get a salute from a familiar but an unexpected and equally legendary tribe - the Mumbai "dabbawalas" who make daily lunch-box deliveries.
Mumbai`s famous dabbawalas are set to don a new role, as Govindas, to celebrate this year`s Gokulashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, a leader of a trust formed by the meal suppliers said here Sunday.
Craze for fast food and
growing trend among the youngsters to eat out have led to near
stagnation in the customer base of famed Mumbai dabbawalas,
who deliver lunch boxes to over two lakh Mumbaikars every day.
Nearly 5,000 dabbawalas of Mumbai and thousands of farmers and farm widows of Vidarbha Friday extended their support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s proposed fast against corruption and black money from Saturday.