Gowtham was born on the 2nd of July 1999, he arrived at Bethany Home in 2006. His father deserted the family and re-married in a distant place, cutting all links with his children. His family is part of the Dalit, or untouchable caste, treated very badly by much of Indian society. His mother is illiterate and lives in very poor conditions with no running water or electricity. She works as a servant in a house and occasionally as a sweeper or a woodcutter.
B.Joseph found Gowtham and his two siblings in great poverty, and decided to take them into Bethany Home.

Gowtham is full of vitality and good intentions. He is a natural entertainer (he does a particularly good impression of a gorilla).