1 year ago
Souls of My City: Gamveer and his coins
Gamveer Dhoj Joshi, 65, owns a money change business unit on the ground floor of the Laxmi -Narayan temple at Basantapur. He took over the job from his father, who used to occupy the same spot. He says, “Coins have always fascinated me because they carry history along with them. Furthermore, you can also learn a lot by just looking at their shape and structure.”
Contrary to his name, meaning intense, nearby vendors perceive him as a jolly person. What’s even more interesting is that he is a B.Com. graduate. He is also a keen photographer. Joshi says he started photography at the age of 35 when it was still beyond the reach of common people.
Joshi is still unmarried and has dedicated his life to serving the higher ups. “I’ve not had to struggle a great deal in my life,” he said. “I was raised in Basantapur. We used to play football here. There weren’t as many people when we were younger. The charm of those days was unique. Slowly, I developed an interest in coins.”
Joshi has traveled across Nepal, with his camera. At present, he likes exchanging pleasantries with visitors who come to learn more about Nepal. He says he likes talking to people from different places.