Every person has a story to share. This column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle.
Chennai: I am from Chennai and have been living in Mudichur from the beginning. After I finished ITI, I started working as an AC mechanic with a private firm and from then I went to the Gulf to work there. I returned from the Gulf after my marriage 10 years ago. I started a service centre in Mudichur with a partner and we ran it for two years. Due to some personal problems I was forced to close the shop and I started my own business. I used to visit houses and service air conditioners. As the years passed by, I acquired many customers. Every day, I get several calls but I can only attend four to five cases a day. Now I am satisfied with my job. Even my customers are happy and they would only call me if they need an AC mechanic. I charge low rates when compared to other technicians in the locality. Am happy when the summer starts as that is when the people use AC without fail.