Meet Madhya Pradesh’s 72-yr-old ‘Superwoman’ who took up typing to repay loans

Age is just a number for 72-year-old Lakshmi Bai who took up typing to repay loans after her daughter met with an accident.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2018 15:15 IST
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The video has been shared nearly 4,000 times on Twitter.(ANI)

Age is just a number for 72-year-old Lakshmi Bai, who earns a livelihood by typing documents in front of the district collectorate in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore.

A video of the woman was widely shared on social media this week and ended up getting former cricketer Virender Sehwag’s attention, who called her a “superwoman” on Twitter.

“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 then district collectorate Raghvendra Singh and sub-divisional magistrate Bhavana Vilambe,” said Lakshmi Bai to ANI.

On June 12, Sehwag tweeted a video of her and said that India’s youth can learn a lot from her.

“A superwoman for me. She lives in Sehore in Madhya Pradesh and the youth have so much to learn from her. Not just speed, but the spirit and a lesson that no work is small and no age is big enough to learn and work,” Sehwag tweeted.

“Felt good that Virender Sehwag shared my video. I need help to repay the loans and get a permanent house,” Lakshmi Bai told ANI.

The video, first tweeted by @HatindersinghR on June 10, received nearly 4,000 retweets.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 15:15 IST