The Stork’s “number one” family servant. Though he and Balram sleep in the same bedroom, they despise one another and compete in every aspect of their lives. When Balram first arrives, Ram Persad drives Ashok and Pinky Madam around in the luxurious Honda City, while Balram drives other members of the household in the humble Maruti Suzuki. Balram ultimately brings about Ram Persad’s dismissal from the Stork’s household when he discovers that Persad is a practicing Muslim, who has hidden his faith from his prejudiced masters with the help of Ram Bahadur.
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