Saalumarada Thimmakka – 111 Year Old Mother To Hundreds Of Trees
Saalumarada Thimmakka from Karnataka has found happiness in planting trees.
She has planted more than 350 banyan trees on both the sides of a highway near Bengaluru.
She has also planted nearly 8000 other trees.
She did not go to school.
She was a casual labourer in a quarry. She was conferred with a Padma Shri in 2019.
It is believed that she started planting banyan trees along with her husband in lieu of children. Now she is a mother for hundreds of trees.
She is fondly known as Tree Woman. She celebrated her celebrates her 111 year birthday today, 1.7.22.
When asked about the secret of her long life, she says that it is due to the blessings of trees planted by her & her husband.
Both of them fell in love with the banyan tree after seeing a picture of baby Krishna lying on a leaf of a banyan tree.
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