Harekala Hajabba

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Fruit Seller Who Earns Rs 150 a Day Wins Padma Shri for Providing Education to Children

The efforts of a fruit-seller in providing education to children of his village has earned him an honorary Padma Shri Award, one of he highest civilian awards given by the Indian government.

A day ahead of the 71st Republic Day the government announced the list of the 21 recipients of the Padma Shri this year. And Dakshina Kannada-based Harekala Hajabba made it to the list.

The orange seller, who hails from the village of Newpadapu near Mangalore, has no formal education yet has been successful in establishing a school for the children of his village.

Source: News18.com