“He loved both hindus and muslims and was the father of the nation,” Bhagwani Devi adds to her speech and ends by saying her full name.
An elderly woman speaking fluent English is the Internet’s new found treasure. English is often associated with a language for the upscale communities, but this desi dadi, Bhagwani Devi has shattered all of them with her amazing language skills. The clip posted by IPS officer Arun Bothra is going quickly going viral on social media.
Posted on Twitter, the clip shows Bhagwani Devi in a white shirt and red saree. As the person making video asks her about Mahatma Gandhi, she starts talking about him in fluent English. She starts with, “Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest man of the world,” and goes on to talk about Gandhi’s simple lifestyle. “He loved both hindus and muslims and was the father of the nation,” she adds to her speech and ends by saying her full name.
“How many marks out of 10 for the old lady for this spoken English Test?” Bothra asks in the caption.
Check out her full speech:
How many marks out of 10 for the old lady for this spoken English Test? pic.twitter.com/QmPSEd4o0L— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) March 1, 2020
Posted on March 1, the clip has garnered over 1.6 lakh views and over 10,400 likes and still counting.
Netizens are awe-struck with the linguistic prowess of this elderly woman. While some applauded her as an inspiration, others tried to bring the clip to the attention of Congress MP and English vocabulary foreman Shashi Tharoor.
Will be interesting to see how many marks @ShashiTharoor sir is giving to her? 😅— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) March 1, 2020
She is still in school. While only memory I have from school 😄 pic.twitter.com/VOHB2qdqF0— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 1, 2020
Kya baat hai …Dadi ji toh khel gayi …pure 10/10 le ke gai ..🥰🔥🙏— Truptiii🇮🇳 (@Truptisarpate) March 1, 2020
We arent worthy of rating her, sir. She’s an inspiration! 🙏🙏— Apeksha (@akuleh31) March 1, 2020
Finally a tight competition to @ShashiTharoor— Purnachandran Nair (@purna_nair) March 1, 2020
What do you think of English-speaking Dadi?