It doesn’t seem that long ago that the typewriter was a staple piece of office equipment, but with the rise of computers, the familiar click-clacking of the typewriter keys is now just a memory (or maybe not even a memory at all for some people).
But this isn’t the case everywhere in the world, as a typist in India has recently proven.
72-year-old Laxmi Verma has gone viral for her typing skills and work ethic.
According to The Times of India, Verma started working at a printing firm in the city of Indore after an argument with her husband. Working at the firm, she learned a skill that would change the course of her life: typing.
In 2008, she returned to her hometown of Sehore where she met then District Collector Raghvendra Singh. That’s when he witnessed her typing skills firsthand.
Impressed, Singh offered Verma a position in his office as a typist. She took up that offer and has been working there ever since.
According to NTV Online, Verma’s main role is to assist office visitors in typing out documents. This is all done on a typewriter in Hindi.
When a video of her was typing was posted on Twitter, many people were impressed by her work ethic and speed, including famous cricketer Virender Sehwag. When he shared the video, it went viral. It now has over 6,000 likes!
Soon news organizations were asking Verma for interviews, throwing her completely off guard!
The story made its way back to Raghvendra Singh, who was the person who got Verma her position in the first place.
“It feels good to help people who are ready to help themselves, instead of losing hopes,” he told The Times of India. “I still remember her … She is an inspiration for everyone to follow.”
Not only has Verma received high praise from a former government official but several have left Twitter comments about getting her a laptop with a Hindi language keyboard to make her job easier.
Let’s hope she gets that. She deserves it!
This Video Is From Madhya Pradesh Where An Old Lady Infront Of Collector Office Works As A Hindi Typist And Types Documents And Drafts Of People.
Look At Her Speed And Enthusiasm At The Age When Most Of The Older Ones Stop Working.
Let's Make Her Famous As A Mark Of Respect. pic.twitter.com/BLImI6d2ZD
— ☬ SINGH ਸਿੰਘ ☬ 🇮🇳 (@HatindersinghR) June 10, 2018