For the past 50 years in Kerala’s Kasaragod, a 65-year-old woman has walked 25 km every day to impart education.

Fondly known as Narayani teacher,  K V Narayani passed out of Class 10 in 1971 and never attended college.

However, she knows languages — English, Malayalam, Hindi and Sanskrit. Over the span of 50 years, she has taught over 100 students.

She starts her day as early as 4.30 am and reaches the first house by 6.30 am. From here, she walks for 25 km reaching different students, reaching home by nightfall.

“I have also received positive feedback and all my students score good marks,” she says, adding that her favourite subject to teach is English.

She uses the tuition fee to sustain her livelihood and take care of her bedridden husband.

Narayani believes that the best way of teaching is in a face-to-face setup and she continued to teach offline even during the pandemic.

She lives in a rented house and her only wish is to live in her own house one day.

Narayani says that walking is part of her daily fasting. “I will continue to do both walking and teaching till my health allows,” she says.