February 9, 2023

Filipino Guardian

Sentinels of Filipino Free Press

Chennai: The Indian who makes quirky bikes out of scrap

Rajendran from the city of Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been fascinated by bicycles since childhood.

The 57-year-old, who works in a turning shop, has turned his passion to designing his own bikes out of scrap metal.

Rajendran’s latest invention – said to run without a chain – took a year and a half and cost Rs 60,000 ($728.8; £630.2).

He can often be seen riding through the streets of Chennai with his creations to introduce them to the people.

Produced by A Lakshmi Kanth Bharathi and directed by Jerin Samuel, BBC Tamil; Edited by Piyush Nagpal