A railroad worker from India is a hero after making a train-tracks save worthy of an action movie.
Mayur Shelkhe, of Mumbai, was shown on video getting a 6-year-old child off the track just seconds before a train came speeding through the station.
You can see the video here:
Pointsman Mayur Shelke's courage has the Jawa Motorcycles family in awe. Humbled by his act of exemplary bravery, t… https://t.co/938Y8Ih5SP— Anupam Thareja (@Anupam Thareja)1618916089.0
Very proud of Mayur Shelke, Railwayman from the Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai who has done an exceptionally cou… https://t.co/vJUV6RjoTF— Piyush Goyal (@Piyush Goyal)1618810844.0
The Indian Ministry of Railways released the video over social media, which is when Shelkhe went viral.
"We salute his exemplary courage & utmost devotion to the duty."
A Good Samaritan: At Vangani station of Central Railway, Pointsman Mr. Mayur Shelkhe saved the life of a child jus… https://t.co/FhsLzToe8Z— Ministry of Railways (@Ministry of Railways)1618811076.0
They shared another video of Shelkhe humbly receiving the accolades of his coworkers and railway officials.
Shri Mayur Shelkhe the ‘real life hero’ appreciated by staff & DRM of Mumbai Division of Central Railway. 💐💐 https://t.co/8fCSR6S4Vy— Ministry of Railways (@Ministry of Railways)1618842408.0
@RailMinIndia Wow awesome and selfless act by Mr Mayur he deserves an award!!! He was so quick to do this plzzz awa… https://t.co/IwqB5JKr4M— Malavika Kalathil (@Malavika Kalathil)1618847062.0
@RailMinIndia He should be awarded for bravery & civilian award. promote him for his dedication, presence of mind,… https://t.co/Aj9AdXclNA— Transformer_India (@Transformer_India)1618839218.0
Shelkhe said to The Hindustan Times:
"I ran towards the child but also thought that I might be in danger too."
"Still, I thought I should save him."
@RailMinIndia And my heart is still pounding ❤️ Salute to the bravery. @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @PiyushGoyalOffc… https://t.co/KbSwqRQUgz— 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐤 𝐁. 𝐁𝐚𝐯𝐢 (@𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐤 𝐁. 𝐁𝐚𝐯𝐢)1618837108.0
@RailMinIndia Pls reward the employee suitably.Willing to contribute if required. And even recommend him for brave… https://t.co/xlzFSAe9Bt— Rohit Sah (@Rohit Sah)1618830637.0
@RailMinIndia I am on the edge every time I watch it. Such nerves. He put his life at risk for a small kid of some… https://t.co/HLSvmdiXi7— PRaval #justice4SSR (@PRaval #justice4SSR)1618971417.0
@RailMinIndia Congratulations to the dangerous effort taken by the gentleman and saved the child. Why was the flags… https://t.co/xYd1UwS4Xa— Malcolm Indian🇮🇳 (@Malcolm Indian🇮🇳)1618830951.0
The woman who was with the child was reported to be visually impaired and unable to help the child, but thanked Shelkhe "a lot" after the child was safe.
Shelkhe is being widely heralded as a hero.
News station ANI said of Shelkhe:
"There is nothing bigger than saving lives."
@RailMinIndia Hats off to the hero! But why that station officer is waving green, he should have tried to stop/speed down the train.— Rahul Soman (@Rahul Soman)1618811239.0
@RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal Standing salute to Mr Shelke. Inspiring from him, we at Conchem Labs would like to spons… https://t.co/irqWHuGXS7— Abhijit Deshpande (@Abhijit Deshpande)1618855066.0
@RailMinIndia Hats off to you young man (Mr.mayur shelke) such a successful efforts for saving the life of a child… https://t.co/eEUCbUztWf— Ryan दिस (@Ryan दिस)1618856344.0
@RailMinIndia A courageous and timely action taken by an honourable soul to save another soul , a very rare display of bravery 👍— suryanarayanan k (@suryanarayanan k)1618815736.0
@RailMinIndia Congratulations and aBig Salute to Shri Mayur Shelkhe for saving child’s life. Definitely it was a ve… https://t.co/5pmID4rgdq— Ashok Radia (@Ashok Radia)1618842480.0
Minister Piyush Goyal also praised Shelkhe, saying "Shelkhe's work cannot be compared to any prize or money, but he will be rewarded for inspiring humanity with his work."
A six-year-old child is still alive today because of his selfless act.