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Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India ,
is the cult hero of Dubai 's army of construction workers.
Known as the "Indian on top of the world",
Babu is the crane operator at the world's tallest building, the 819-meter Burj Dubai.
His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home.
It takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile -
although, when the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest.
Stories about his daily brush with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai 's workers.
Some say he has been up there for more than a year,
others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month
compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month.
But everyone agrees, he's worth it -
because nobody else would have the courage to do the job!
Originally posted by horseplay
no way he's been up there for a year.
how does he bathe and go to the bathroom?
I would do it for that kind of pay but I would need personal hygiene....