Photographer's Note

Pictured here is the trek route to the Holy town of Kedarnath (where a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated). As I was travelling alone I befriended this elderly gentleman who was travelling alone as well. He is a retired Govt. of India employee and a devout follower of Lord Shiva. At that time he was 67 years old and since his retirement at the age of 60 he had visited this Holy shrine on all these seven years. He had high BP and serious problem with his knees but nothing would stop him from making this arduous 14 km trek every year.
When Kedarnath and its adjoining area was totally destroyed and thousands of devotees were killed by a huge flash flood in June'2013, the first thought that came to my mind was about this gentleman whom I met on my trip. I hope he was not there on that fateful night.
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