Remember Pune's Warrior Aaji? Now Neha Kakkar offers help
Remember Shantabai Pawar? The lady dubbed as ‘warrior aaji (warrior grandmother)’ who made buzz on social media with her extraordinary martial art skills. After the video went viral, many celebrities offered financial assistance for her.
Now, Singer Neha Kakkar has gifted Rs one lakh to Shantabai Pawar, who became an internet sensation after a video of her performing Lathi Kathi on a street in Pune went viral.
Popular as Warrior Aaji, Pawar said, "I'm performing since I was eight years old. People mostly remain indoors due to COVID, so I clang utensils to make them aware of my performance. I now take care of 10 orphan girls and provide for them. There are times when I go hungry in order to feed these girls."
Now in her eighties, she also mentioned that she faces trouble doing the Lathi Kathi act due to physical limitations. She shared her story during an appearance on the show "Indian Idol", which has Neha as one of the judges. Inspired by her, Neha offered Rs 1 lakh to Pawar, to support her for good work.
The video was first shared on Twitter by a user, Hatinder Singh, and thereafter, Bollywood Riteish Deshmukh retweeted and applauded the woman.
"This mataji from Pune Is 75 years old. She shows her lathi skills on the roads of Pune for her survival. Even during this lockdown and pandemic, she is forced to do it as it seems she doesn't have any other source other than this art," Hatinder Singh said in the caption of his post.