While several hotshots, whatnots and who’s who in Bengaluru celebrated the New Year in spirits and dance the whole night, the former captain of the Indian national blind cricket team, Shekhar Naik decided to do something worthy for the homeless. This former captain travelled the streets of KR market and Kalasipalya in search of the homeless and distributed food and blankets to them.

These places and adjoining areas see several homeless people, who work as labourers, sleep under the flyover. Shekhar Naik, who is also a Padma Shri awardee and partially visually challenged, said that sharing and caring is the best way to start a New year and he wanted to bring a smile to people’s faces.

Shekhar Naik, the former Indian right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper currently works as a gym instructor and earns Rs 20,000 per month.  Accompanying him in providing these primary necessities to the underprivileged, was his wife, two daughters and his friend, Sagar. Naik also trains visually challenged students in schools and has chosen two students for the Nagesh trophy.

Naik captained team India during the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in 2012 and Blind Cricket World Cup in 2014. In 2017, the Government of India bestowed Shekhar Naik with the Padma Shri award, the country's fourth highest civilian honour.