Known as the "blinky boy" in Annawadi due to his copious health problems, Sonu is a scavenger who tries to convince Sunil to be more hygienic, hard-working and honest. Sonu acts as Sunil’s partner until Sunil becomes a thief with Kalu. Sonu is one of the few examples of true moral compass in Annawadi, but Boo shows that Sonu will not have a very bright future as a scavenger.
Sonu Gupta Character Timeline in Behind the Beautiful Forevers
The timeline below shows where the character Sonu Gupta appears in Behind the Beautiful Forevers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: Parrots, Caught and Sold
Chapter 13: Something Shining
...are eating rats and catching frogs. Sunil has become a thief, desperate to make money. Sonu is disgusted with Sunil’s dishonorable behavior, but Sunil knows he must do what he has... (full context)