Sunil Sahani is a third-generation boatman at Meer Ghat in Varanasi, India. His grandfather was a diver in the Ganges, recovering valuables lost to the mighty river. Sunil’s father took over the boat business at Meer Ghat for many years before passing the torch to his son. Despite owning his own successful silk shop at the tender age of 17, the call of the Ganges was too strong and Sunil returned to his family’s boats at Meer Ghat.
“I cannot live without Ganga,” Sunil says in earnest.
Now Sunil has his own son who will be brought up along the magical Ganges. An accomplished self-taught English speaker, Sunil knows all the secrets of the Ganges and her ghats. He has an excellent crew working for him, including an employee who can speak Japanese.
Phone: 08924952294 (preferred)
You can find us at Meer Ghat, just 2 ghats north of Main Ghat (Dashashwamedh Ghat), in front of Ganpati Guesthouse and Alka Hotel