Puber pen, webdesk: Bhopal resident Sushil Raikwad’s mother died when he was 5 years old. After a year and a half my father also died. He was too young to understand what was happening. The people of the house said that two died of some serious disease. Sushil grew up playing on the banks of Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. Sushil number 5 among 6 siblings. Although he has 4 sisters and an elder brother, he lives the life of an orphan in the absence of his parents. Currently, Sushil is 20-22 years old.
Sushil has been running a pizza stall called ‘Tom and Jerry’ with his friend Poonam Pal for the past few months. Which has really responded. But his path was not easy. He said that when his mother and father died, he started living with his sisters. At first it seemed like they were God for me. Two sisters are in job and sports academy. But even then his life slowly became miserable.
Every day I had to listen to taunts. There was nothing to eat. Had to sleep on an empty stomach for many nights. The sisters lived outside the house, visiting only once a year. Sushil says, “I can say that I grew up on the banks of Narmada Ghat. I used to go to school only to eat. At night I used to eat the prasad that people offered at the Narmada temple in Hoshangabad. Not only this, he also used to sell coconuts offered to God, from which he collected 10-15 rupees. During the cold season, he used to sleep under a sack so that he would not get cold. While reminiscing about the past, Sushil said, Sushil sets up a pizza van every day at a junction in Bhopal. He was joined by his friend Poonam Pal. They both worked at KFC and Starbucks. But got very little money. And using that experience, they thought of doing something on their own. And then started their own pizza stall.
Now, an average of 5 thousand rupees is sold every day, said Tarun Sushil with a cheeky smile.