The man who pulls rickshaw for earning livelihood is called a rickshaw puller. A rickshaw puller is quite familiar in cities and towns. Usually He lives in a slum. His dress is very shabby. His income is very poor. He supports his family through much hardship. He has no rickshaw of his own. He toils hard. In all weathers, good and bad, he is seen carrying passengers. He bargains with his passengers. He demands more when the weather is very hot or foul. Sometimes he tries to cheat passengers. But most often he is cheated by passengers.
A rickshaw puller is seen sleeping on his rickshaw beneath a tree or sitting idly on his rickshaw. Though he drives rickshaw from morning till late night, he leads a very miserable life. His life is full of sorrows and sufferings. He cannot enjoy peace and happiness. If he becomes sick, he cannot drive his rickshaw and earn money. So he and his family starve. If he can earn more, his expectation becomes fulfill and his face smiles. But this opportunity is very rare in his life.