4 months ago
Souls of My City: Will work till I can
Will work till I can
Amar Bahadur Adhikari was born in Ramechhap. Life was quite normal there. His family members were farmers. In 2058 BS they moved to Dhading and rented land from locals for farming. It’s been years since he came to Kathmandu and has been selling fruits and peanuts on the streets. “I got married at 21. But my wife died. I had two sons and a daughter from her,” said 66-year-old Adhikari, who now lives at Dallu. “After some years I got married a second time. The second wife also died.” His relatives and friends suggested to him to get married again. “I married again because I needed a partner whom I could share everything and live with until old age,” he said. Now she is in Dhading. “I have four sons from her. All my children are engaged in some work,” he informed. Some of them are abroad. He says he doesn’t like staying idle and unproductive. “I will work till I can. If I become unable to work I will not stay in Kathmandu. I will go to my village and stay there,” said Adhikari.