Bruce Lawson's personal site

The wonderful web

man against sunset, holding balloon in worshipping-like stance with small child staring up at him

Almost three years ago, I wrote a short blog post about The Balloon Man of Kovallam, an American who worshipped the setting sun by blowing up balloons, whom I met when travelling round India. I’d often wondered about who he was, what his story was, and where he went afterwards.

So I was amazed and delighted to read a comment from his son, posted two days ago, with more information about this mysterious gentleman.

Isn’t the Web wonderful?

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