A Bangladeshi born 100 year old man living in United Kingdom (UK) is walking laps in his east London garden to raise funds for victims of coronavirus in Bangladesh, UK and dozen other countries.
Dabirul Choudhury, who was born in 1920 in Bangladesh and moved to London to study English literature in 1957, is walking while keeping fast for Ramadan, reports Al Jazeera.
Inspired by Tom Moore, a fellow British centenarian who attracted worldwide attention by walking garden laps and raising almost 33 million pounds ($41m) for the National Health Service (NHS), Choudhury had a target of 100 laps when he started his mission on April 26.
But Choudhury hit that goal within days, and continues with the garden laps to raise more funds.
So far, he has raised about 75,000 pounds ($92,700).
Choudhury, as an elderly person in the UK, has been in self-isolation for about two months under the current lockdown measures, which the government is set to review this week.
On his JustGiving fundraising page, he says: "More than half a billion people will be pushed into poverty unless immediate action is taken. Predominantly the people of Bangladesh and third world countries will suffer the most - children and vulnerable families will suffer from extreme hunger."
The UK on Tuesday became Europe's hardest-hit country, in terms of deaths from coronavirus, overtaking Italy. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, more than 32,000 people have died with COVID-19.
Bangladesh has only reported 183 deaths since the start of its epidemic, but as one of the world's most populous countries, there are simmering fears of a worse outbreak and economic troubles.