Lucknow, Sept 21: Forgiveness means no boundaries. And this 72-year old typist proves it. Krishna Kumar had a particular spot on the pavement outside the GPO where he types down documents in Hindi. While that was a routine, it was broken by a cop when he came and smashed his typewriter.
But help came soon in the form of Akhilesh Yadav, who asked senior officers to suspend the errant cop, sub-inspector Pradeep Kumar, and also provide Kumar with a new typewriter. Kumar, however, is still sad as he lost the machine that he loved and had an emotional link with.
"This typewriter helped me buy a house in Gomti Nagar's Viram Khand. He said,"I am glad that the government understood how valuable the typewriter is for me and decided to give me a new one. But since this is a new model, I still have to get accustomed to the hard keys. There have been anti-encroachment drives in the past as well, but no one misbehaved with me. Cops would politely ask us to vacate the place."
Kumar, however, holds no grievances and has forgiven the cop already.
He earns a meagre living off the typewriter, which amounts to Rs 50-100 per day. Things have become even more difficult after everything became computerised.
"Nowadays, sometimes I get a customer or two but on some days not even a single customer turns up. Several people quit typing and stopped coming to GPO, which was once a hub of typists. But I couldn't imagine quitting this profession," he added.