It would be very hard to miss this old woman, who sits with her old typewriter outside a collector’s office in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, asking questions to people who approach her, and typing official documents for them.
A video of her typing a document was circulated on WhatsApp a while ago, and recently, a man named Hatinder Singh uploaded it on Twitter. To his surprise, he was flooded with questions and comments. Several people applauded her typing speed and enthusiasm and many were quick to notice that she was using an old typewriter in the age of laptops and high-speed computers.
According to ANI, Lakshmi Bai, 72, works as a typist to repay her loans. She told the publication, “I do this to repay loans I took after my daughter met with an accident. I can’t beg. I got this job with help of the then DC Raghvendra Singh and SDM Bhavana Vilambe… Need help to repay the loans & get a permanent house.”
Hatinder’s followers even stepped forward in an effort to help her out. While some volunteered to provide financial assistance, some wanted to present her with a computer. Here are some of the heartwarming comments that show just how proactive Indians can be when it comes to helping hardworking people.
Sir, which city? Can we raise funds to present her with a word processor. Faster & neater work. Am willing to contribute decent amount.
— Surendra Tapuriah (@Bobbycal) June 10, 2018
We should give her a good laptop with Hindi fonts and Hindi keyboard. All devnagri script artifacts will be digitized accurately.
— Muppalla (@VMuppi) June 10, 2018
Would love to gift her a laptop. Name? Address? Telephone?
— Varun Khanna ॐ 🇮🇳 वरुन 🇺🇸 (@varunkhanna) June 11, 2018
However, the issue is that no one knows her contact details, so those who want to help the lady out, cannot figure out where she lives, or how one can connect with her.
If you live in Sehore or in an area nearby, could you help the good samaritans get in touch with her?
You can watch the viral video about the hardworking typist here. Inspirational, isn’t it?
This Video Is From Madhya Pradesh Where An Old Lady Infront Of Collector Office Works As A Hindi Typist And Types Documents And Drafts Of People.
Look At Her Speed And Enthusiasm At The Age When Most Of The Older Ones Stop Working.
Let’s Make Her Famous As A Mark Of Respect. pic.twitter.com/BLImI6d2ZD
— ☬ SINGH ਸਿੰਘ ☬ 🇮🇳 (@HatindersinghR) June 10, 2018
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)