Pandurang Vitthal Pingale, from Parandak, Usmanabad came to Pune 20 years ago.
He left his schooling in 9th Grade to help the family financially. He owns a shop called “Sai seasonals.”
As the name suggests, he sells products according to the festivals all year round.
When asked what he does when there are no festivals, he says,
“We have so many festivals, every month we have to go and bring appropriate products. We have been sitting on Paud road for around 20 years. If we don’t put up our stall, our customers call us to say that we’re waiting. What else do we want from life?”
Pandurang has a disability in his leg since his childhood but that never stopped him from working his way through life. “What will I do by sitting at home? It’s better to go out and work. With god’s blessing I have a beautiful family, my sons help me out to bring products from the market and my wife handles the stalls. We sell vegetables throughout the year as well. Lockdown was like a blessing to us. We sell fresh vegetables that we grow in our farm, it had a lot of demand. We even delivered vegetables to our daily customers. Sagla kasa ata chaan zalay. Tumhi pantya ghya na tai, me rangavlya aahet bagha!”
You can find him near Gujarat Colony, on Paud Road, Kothrud.