Karuppayi an old woman from the Ramnad area of Madurai is living in a public toilet for the past 19 years.
Madurai: 65-year-old Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad for past 19 years, & earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets & charging a meager amount from public for using it. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/UA1Zmo0pNS— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
She doesn’t even have the basic necessities to survive.
Karuppayi: I applied for senior citizen pension but didn't get it. I approached many officers in Collector's office but nothing materialised. I don't have any other source of income. So I live here in this public toilet. I earn Rs 70-80/day. I've one daughter who never visits me pic.twitter.com/3oEsNMhCc2— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
A lot of comments showered on the internet for the brave lady. People started requesting the government to help her out while some praised her for doing her work properly and keeping the toilets clean.
@narendramodi ji please make her life a little easy! Ensure a home and some pension for her.— Mana P (@drmanaP) August 22, 2019
We should hanged our head, I am speechless to read it. What is Tamil Nadu government doing. Why it is not providing proper shelter for poor and old aged people— Singh.K (@kavindra7065662) August 22, 2019
Just look at the floor!! Sparkling clean!!! Lets spread the word— Aise Kaise mere bhai !! (@ranjeetwilkhoo) August 22, 2019
Shameful for us!! Slap to society and government!!— Raj Rockstaar (@RajRockstaar) August 22, 2019
Life is tough— pickkaachu? (@Shivangell) August 22, 2019
Plz someone help her.....i'm requesting...— Ankit Sahu ???????????????? (@Ankitsahu4066) August 22, 2019