Recently a news came up that 65-year-old woman in Madurai(Tamil Nadu) has made public toilet as her home for the last 19 years.
The pictures got viral when first put by the news agency ANI on its official Twitter handle with a caption, “Madurai: 65-year-old woman Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad for past 19 y ears, & earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets and charging a meager amount from public for using it. #TamilNadu.”
Karuppayi has been earning her bread and butter by cleaning the toilets where she put-up . She only charges a basic amount from the users with the daily wages of ₹70-80 .
She applied for senior citizen pension evidently but didn’t get it. Despite visiting the Collector’s office several times, but no one turned up.
She says “I don’t have any other source of income. So I live here in this public toilet. I earn ₹70-80 per day. I’ve one daughter who never visits me.“
Let’s see what was the reaction of tweeteratis after the pictures got viral;
We hope after all this awareness of the old woman ,necessary steps would be taken and she will get the necessary things for her survival.