Two teenage girls named Jyoti Kumari and Neha were honoured by the Indian government after it was discovered they had pretended to be boys for four years to run their father’s barbershop when he became too ill to work.
18-year-old Jyoti and 16-year-old Neha took over their father’s business in Uttar Pradesh after he fell ill in 2014. For four years the duo pretended to be boys in order to run their father’s barbershop.
Taking inspiration from that, an ad that is currently going viral online has shone the spotlight on the incredible story of two girls from the Banwari Tola village in Uttar Pradesh.
Today, an ad inspired by their inspirational story has led to one of the greatest cricketers of all times to get a shave from Neha and Jyoti, or the ‘barbershop girls’ as they are often referred to.
Sachin Tendulkar shared in an Instagram post on Friday that he met the barbershop girls and got a shave from them.
The former cricketer also revealed an interesting fact that he has never gotten a shave from someone else before!
“You may not know this, but I have never gotten a shave from someone else before. That record has been shattered today. Such an honour to meet the #BarbershopGirls,” he wrote.
Take a look at his post below:
Sachin also presented Neha and Jyoti with a Gillette scholarship to cover their educational and professional needs.
Since being shared online, his post has gone viral with almost 7 lakh ‘likes’ and hundreds of impressed comments.
The girl’s efforts and the inspirational story was lauded by everyone
Take a look at the ad: