Actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh recently shared a video on social media of a 70-year-old woman selling food to earn a living in Jalandhar. In the video, the lady can be seen sitting at her small, makeshift stall at Jalandhar’s Phagwara gate market, cooking and selling paranthas at a reasonable price. She goes on to reveal that she lost her husband and since then she has been selling food to make ends meet. Not just Dosanj, numerous social media users have reshared the video, urging people in and around Jalandhar to visit the septuagenarian’s eatery.
Phagwara Gate kol Beth de ne Bebe Ji .. Mere Paraunthe Pakke Jadon Jalandhar Side GEYA..Tusi v Zarur Ja Ke Aeyo 🙏🏾
Rab Di Raza ch Raazi Reh Ke Hasna Kisey Kisey Nu Aunda.. 🙏🏾
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) November 1, 2020
The 70-Year-Old Woman’s Ordeal
Many social media users have praised the woman for her positive attitude despite facing such difficult circumstances. Throughout the video she keeps smiling, and when asked if she is happy, she merely says, “I have to do this”.
One user wrote on Instagram, “She is making bad situation better with her smile. She is extremely positive.” A user on Twitter wrote, “Look at the calm and patience on her face. The kind of grit she is carrying is definitely not available with everyone. Probably her good time has come through Mr. Dosanjh. Hope Jalandhar people will support her with open heart.”
In the video she says, “Kaam karde menu bade saal ho gaye ne (I have been working for many years).” One social media user has confirmed that she has been selling food for the past 15 years.
Paji almost 15 years to bebe ji de pranthey khaandey haan assi bcoz i m from jalandhar and bahut lok special vi aandey ne khaan and tusi video share kiti jo aaj tak kisi ne nahi kiti tusi promote karta thanku so much diljit paji… regards kanhaiya mobile from jalandhar
— kanhaiya sehgal (@KanhaiyaSehgal) November 1, 2020
The Act Of Kindness
Apart from Diljit Dosanjh, famous singers like Harrdy Sandhu and Ammy Virk also shared the old lady’s video on Instagram. Her story has struck the right chord with numerous social media users and many have requested people to visit her stall. A lot of people, like Dosanj himself, have promised that they will surely visit the old lady’s stall.
This video has begun doing rounds on social media almost a month after the Baba Ka Dhaba video went viral. Since then many people have recorded and shared videos of small food business run by old people in their locality who are trying hard to make ends meet. You can read about Baba ka Dhaba viral video here.
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Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.