Paramjeet Singh Pumma, India's 'most outraged man', speaks out
A Sikh man, described on social media as "the most outraged man of India", has told BBC Hindi's Parul Agrawal about his life as the "face of street protests in Delhi".
The 43-year-old has been photographed protesting against all sorts of issues over the past few years. On Thursday, BuzzFeed India published a piece asking who the man was and what drove him.
Paramjeet Singh Pumma said he began agitating early in life.
Mr Pumma said he was introduced to the world of protests by his father. At the age of 16, he was already "a fierce protestor" and "leading the crowd" was his passion.
He dropped out of school at the age of 14, which limited his formal education to middle school.
But this has never deterred him from forming an opinion on any global or local issue and he has been expressing himself on almost everything around him.
"I am a common man and I get angry when a common man suffers," he says.
There appear to be quite a lot of things that anger him.
Mr Pumma said he launched the National Akali Dal group in 1997 to "raise a voice on behalf of the ordinary citizen" which "highlights the wrongdoings of all political parties".
From running a small tailoring accessories shop in Sadar Bazar, one of the oldest markets in Delhi, to his prominent role in frequent demonstrations, he says he has "sacrificed a lot" in life.
'Very emotional person'
His high-pitch protests have taken a toll on his health too.
"I suffered heart trouble two years ago and have undergone stent surgery twice," he says. "My wife is always concerned about my health and requests me to mellow down."
At home, Mr Pumma says, he is a very different man. "I'm a very emotional person. I cry on the smallest of issues concerning people."
So how does he decide what to protest against?
"I read the newspaper differently from others. What catches my eye is the issue that needs a voice. Once I know the issue that needs attention, then it's a matter of gathering people and informing journalists about the protest venue," he says.
So over the years, journalists have been invited to cover his outrage against several world leaders too.
But what is it that outrages him the most?
"Pakistan," he responds.