A Simple Conversation With This Old Gentleman, Changed My Outlook

The Logical Indian Karnataka

November 11th, 2015 / 12:23 AM

His name is Fakeerappa Jadhav, native of Karwar in Karnataka, does not know his exact age but says, he is around 65 years. I often saw him making keys in my campus (Karnatak University Dharwad) but never spoke to him.

Incidentally, yesterday I had to make a duplicate key, when I had a conversation with this old gentleman for around 45 minutes. He is doing this work from past 45 years relentlessly to earn his bread, stays alone in Hubli, travels daily to Dharwad as his wife has died and children stay in his native.

As the conversation proceeded, I got to know his left eye has been operated and have a blurred vision and right leg operated due to an accident but still manages to walk and work and now waiting for an operation in the right eye. When asked what makes him work at this age instead of staying with his children, he smilingly replies, “jab tak Upar waale ne haathon me taaqat di hai, tab tak kaam karunga, aise hi baith kar khana acha nahi lagta”.

Every time I asked him something, he would reply me with a big smile and often laughing, indeed he was happy and contended with whatever he earned for his livelihood.

Submitted By – Abdul Mujeb

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