This tea seller from Odisha is now a Padma Shri recipient!

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This tea seller from Odisha is now a Padma Shri recipient!

Jan 28, 2019 17:51 IST

Devarapalli Prakash Rao, a 59-year-old tea seller from Odisha, has been awarded the Padma Shri for his social work. Rao, who has been selling tea for the last 50 years, uses his earnings to run a school for 80 slum children, providing mid-day meals and uniforms along with footwear for the students. Besides his contribution to education, he has also been a blood donor for the last 40 years.

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