Snake man

Print edition : September 06, 2013

Snake Shyam with a cobra he has just "rescued". Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Snake Shyam's easily recognisable minivan, which he uses to ferry schoolchildren. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Snake Shyam posing on the road in Mysore that is named after him. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

A well-known and flamboyant personality of Mysore, “Snake” Shyam has made it his mission in life to rescue snakes that have entered homes or factories and take them back to the forest.
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