Fact Check: Sandhya Marwari, India’s First Woman Coolie

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Viral Message Claim: The viral message claims A lady coolie, badge no 36. Her husband died in 2016. She has 3 kids. Sahil, Harshit, Payal to look for. She is the first lady coolie in India.

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A lady coolie, badge no 36. Her husband died in 2016. She has 3 kids. Sahil (8), Harshit (6), Payal (4) to look for. She daily travels 45 Kms to reach Jabalpur then katni, workds till evening and then makes food for her kids. She is the first lady coolie in India.

Viral Message Verification:- The message claims of Sandhya Marwari as India’s first women coolie. The message in circulation is indeed true, after her husbands death she became a coolie and earn living hood for her family.

Sandhya Marawi, a 30-year-old woman is India's first lady coolie who is also breaking stereotypes. Sandhya works out of Katni Junction in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur. It is also true every evening she manages the journey to 45 Kms from Kundam to Jabalpur, then to Katni railway station. She has been doing this job since January 2017 and carrying weight on her head and shoulders and giving tough competition to the fellow men coolies on the station of Jabalpur.

Sandhya told the daily bhaskar that when on October 22 last year her husband passed away after prolonged illness she was faced with the challenge of raising her three children and looking after her mother-in-law.



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