Karimul Haque is a worker at a tea garden in West Bengal. He is famously known as Bike-Ambulance-dada as he takes sick people to hospitals on his motorcycle.
Karimul Haque also known as Karimul Hak was born on Friday, 7 June 1968 (age 52 years; as of 2020) in Rajadanga, Malbazar, West Bengal. He did his schooling from Rajadanga Penda Mahammad High School, Malbazar in West Bengal, and he is a school dropout. The HinduFacebook
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a poor Muslim family. India Times
Parents & Siblings
His father, Late Lalua Mohammad, was a daily wage labourer.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Anjuya Begum. He has two sons Raju and Ahachanul who owns a betel leaf shop and cellphone repair shop. He has two daughters and both are married.
The Journey of Becoming Bike-Ambulance-Dada
In 1995, a sad incident changed his life as his mother was very ill and required immediate medical treatment, but he could not find any ambulance to take his mother to the hospital. At last, his mother passed away due to a cardiac arrest, and after this incident, he decided to do something to help people in case of a medical emergency. The idea of motorcycle ambulance came into his mind when one of his colleagues collapsed, and Karimul tied his colleagues to his back and rushed to a nearby hospital on a motorcycle in 1998. After this incident, he decided to start his motorcycle ambulance and bought a motorcycle of his own on a loan. Since 1998, he has been providing motorcycle ambulance services in more than 20 villages in nearby villages and has helped more than 5500 people in case of medical emergencies. Apart from ambulance services, he provides basic first aid training to the local people with the help of doctors.
- Karimul is a worker in a tea garden in Malbazar and earns Rs 5000 only, and all his salary goes to his ambulance services.
- He has also organised various social awareness camps and helps needy people. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he donated food and clothes to the poor people.
- In an interview, he talked about his ultimate dream, he said,
I want an ambulance fitted with advanced healthcare facilities. This will help people who live in remote areas in a big way.”
- He has received many awards including Ananya Samaan from Zee Group’s 24 ghanta news channel in 2012.
- In 2017, he received the Padma Shri award for his work supporting the villagers in and around Dhalabari.
- In 2018, Bajaj Auto Limited upgraded his motorcycle fitted with waterproof stretcher and ports for an oxygen cylinder.
- He was invited as a guest speaker by TEDx Talk in 2018.
- The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi taught him how to click a selfie in 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of Republic Day.
- A book on his biography ‘Bike-Ambulance Dada’ written by Bswajit Jha was published in 2019. Reportedly, a Hindi film is set to release on his real life story.
- In 2020, he was invited in the special Karamveer episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12.’