Shubhodeep's 2020 Hero is Ram Das, the migrant worker
Shubhodeep says: "Ram Das, a migrant worker from a small town in Bihar, India, was recalling his horrendous experience during the COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata, where he had migrated with his family to work as a casual construction labourer. In Kolkata, he had been stuck for 40 days with little food or money. His anxieties about returning to his hometown in Bihar reflect those of the large numbers of migrant workers who migrate from remote, rural regions of Bihar to large cities in West Bengal and Assam. According to me, heroism does not always mean an act of bravery. It also means staying strong during harsh times and taking care of responsibilities. In my eyes, Ram Das is a Hero who fought hunger and poverty along with the virus.