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CNN Hero: An Interview with Narayanan Krishnan

Narayanan Krishnan – This year marks CNN’s fourth annual global search for everyday individuals whose efforts are changing the world. The finalists for the CNN Heroes 2010 were announced on September 23rd 2010. Dutiee.com reporter Usha Bhende caught up with CNN Hero finalist Narayanan Krishnan. The transcript of the interview is below. Krishnan’s story is quite amazing. Usha: Krishnan, when did the idea of feeding the homeless and hungry occur to you? Krishnan: It was in 2002 when I was visiting my parents in Madurai, India. This was just before leaving for Switzerland for a job as chef in a Five Star restaurant. Usha: Why did you opt to quit your job and feed homeless people? Krishnan: On my visit home, I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food. This really hurt me. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this was my calling and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Usha: How did you start? Krishnan: I …