Hero cop Babji's best reward is a letter from 7-yr-old daughter

Seven-year-old daughter of G. Babji, a traffic constable of the Abids Traffic Police Station, waited for him till 11 pm on Wednesday night to congratulate her dad for his wonderful humanitarian gesture.

By Anusha Puppala  Published on  5 Nov 2020 4:02 PM GMT
Hero cop Babjis best reward is a letter from 7-yr-old daughter


Hyderabad: Seven-year-old daughter of G. Babji, a traffic constable of the Abids Traffic Police Station, waited for him till 11 pm on Wednesday night to congratulate her dad for his wonderful humanitarian gesture. Babji had run 2 km to make way for an ambulance stuck in traffic. The video of his act had gone viral earning him accolades from across the country.

The 38-year-old traffic constable's daughter, Sharanya, who usually sleeps early, sat awake just so that she can hug her dad and give him the congratulatory note she wrote with her little hands when he came back home from his 10 pm shift. When Babji reached home he saw that not only his daughter and wife but also his neighbours were eagerly waiting for him outside his house. Even during his duty hours in the evening, commuters who recognised him and stopped to appreciate his good deeds.

During peak hours on Monday evening, G. Babji noticed an ambulance that was struggling to move through the packed road. He then swung into action and ran ahead of the ambulance for 2 km from GPO Junction to Koti to make way for it.


While speaking to Newsmeter Babji said, "I was glad to see my daughter, wife and neighbours waiting to congratulate me after that video went viral. I was so glad to see the congratulatory note written by my daughter. When I took that letter from her it was so overwhelming and I can never forget this moment ever. My neighbours also hugged and congratulated me."




Even though I am being honoured and appreciated by everyone, one of the best rewards I got was when the patient's wife who was in ambulance called and informed me that her husband is completely safe now. I am really glad my help could save him. I have not told anyone about this incident except my wife and mother but someone in the ambulance took the video and shared it on social media. I am glad to receive so much appreciation from people across the country", he added.

When Newsmeter asked how he felt about becoming an overnight hero, he said, "Every commuter on the road can be a hero. Traffic cops can't be everywhere so I request all brothers and sisters to help and save the lives of patients by giving way to ambulances whenever they see one."

This is not the first time Babji extended help to his fellow Hyderabadis. During his tenure at the Asif Nagar Police station in Mehdipatnam area, he chased down thieves for almost 6 km. "One night during a patrol, following the sounds of dogs barking, we saw three men waiting on a bike to rob a house that was empty. One of the thieves was already trying to barge into the house. I chased them for at least 6 km and pinned them down but in the end the managed to escape. Our inspector appreciated me for saving a home from getting robbed."

Hyderabad traffic commissioner Anjani Kumar IPS, Hyderabad, appreciated Babji and honored him with a memento on Thursday.

Anil Kumar, additional traffic commissioner, Hyderabad City Police told Newsmeter, "His dedication towards work is admirable and commendable. We have rewarded and appreciated his contribution to saving a precious life and bringing a good name to the Hyderabad Traffic Police."


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