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Man Who Planted 50,000 Trees

Feb 25 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - Abdus Samad Sheikh, 60, cannot sleep peacefully at night if he doesn’t plant a tree every day.

Samad, who lives in Vagondanga village in Aliabad union in Faridpur Sadar upazila has planted around 50,000 trees over the past 48 years. A nature lover by passion, Samad earns around Tk 100 every day by pulling rickshaw in Faridpur, which he spends on buying essentials for his family and at least one plant a day.

To know more about this passionate tree lover watch the video from Star Live!

This story was originally published by The Daily Star, Bangladesh

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