Pune: Elderly woman sellings pens to make a living goes viral

01:37 PM Oct 18, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

An elderly woman selling pens on the streets of Pune went viral and won hearts on the internet.


Shikha Rathi, an Instagram user and businesswoman, posted a cheerful photo of an old woman selling pens from a little box.  The Instagrammer not only posted the photo, but she also included the woman’s tale in her description.

She makes a job selling pens on MG Road, but she doesn’t pressure her customers to buy.

A letter is scribbled beneath the cover of the homemade box in which she keeps all of her pens. It says:  “I don’t want to beg. Please buy Rs 10 blue colour pens. Thank you, Bless you.”


“Today I met a real life hero and champion- Ratan! I had gone out with a friend when we met Ratan. When we read her note, my friend immediately made a purchase. Ratan was overjoyed and we could see gratitude and kindness in her eyes! She thanked us and didn’t even push us further to purchase more pens from her!” read Shikha’s post.

Further adding, “Her integrity along with her sweet smile, kind heart and her joyful attitude made me purchase more pens from her! Just seeing her smile and gratitude has filled my heart. And she deserves to be celebrated and shared, so hence the post!!”



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