To save her husband from a fatal condition, 65 years old woman, Lata Khare, participate and won a prize in the Exclusive Marathon.
Lata Bhagwan Khare, a 65-year-old resident of a small village in Maharashtra, India. Living a life of poverty she was survived by her 3 daughters and husband. She and her husband worked very hard throughout their lives and married off their 3 daughters.
One day suddenly, her husband felt uneasy and he was diagnosed with some serious infection. Lata was left baffled, with no money in hand and the poor situation, she couldn’t understand what to do. She took him to the nearby hospital, doctors recommended she take him to the terminal hospital which was a bit expensive for her but she was left with no choice as few tests had to be conducted.
She and her husband came out of the hospital heavy-heartedly, stopped by the nearby street food court, had two samosas(a street junk food in India) on a piece of newspaper, her eyes stopped on the bold headline on the newspaper, her eyes lit, heart skipped a bit, the headline was about the ‘Baramati Marathon and it's Prize Money'.
And there she comes, the 65-year-old Lata Bhagwan Khare, wearing torn Saree(Indian traditional wear), barefooted, tears in her eyes. She argued with the organizers, they weren't ready to let her participate in the marathon, she pleaded, she begged, she made them approve her participation.
She accomplished the marathon and won the prize amount. It meant life to her, she was going to see her husband live. The crowd applauded and cheered for her, the streets of the village clapped for her. People were flabbergasted, they saluted her, applauded every single step of her.