Auto rickshaw driver running his own antique radio museum
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 14 (ANI): As people around the globe celebrate World Radio Day, an antiquarian in Tamil Nadu shares his passion for radios and how it drove him to set up a museum celebrating this dated technology. Antique radio collector Abuthagir, an auto rickshaw driver by profession, has a collection of over 100 radios, including ones from the British era and manufactured in countries like Germany, UK, France, Japan, and Holland. He says that though technology has developed a lot over the years but people still listen to radio as they are emotionally connected to it. Abuthagir’s aim is to create awareness among children who don’t have access to the radios of the yesteryears. He travels across the state to various schools to display and educate children about type of radios and their functions.