The Professional

Author : Subroto Bagchi

Genre : Management

‘The Professional’, written by Subroto Bagchi is going to emphasize on what we all claim to be in this 21st century, “Professional”.

Before I start with the meaning and the different behavioral aspects that a professional must possess, I think it’s imperative to discuss story of a man named “Mahadev”.

As is the trend in our developing country, people from villages migrate to cities in search for earning livelihood, a small boy named Mahadev, came with his mother to Bengaluru. Her mother started working as daily wage earner, until after few days she feel sick and died in a government hospital. For little Mahadev, it was not possible to understand what death means and suddenly he was left alone in this world, when one man from the hospital took Mahadev with him and gave him food, shelter and protection, necessary for an infant to survive. Mahadev grew up in and around hospital premises and by chance took up profession of burying unknown dead bodies when one day police paid him Rs. 200 to bury a body. For the rest of his life, Mahadev only did the work of burying unknown bodies for Rs. 200 and was awarded by chief minister of Karnataka for the community service he did and was well acknowledged by society also.