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For seven years the barber queue

July 20 2007

In India's seven-year barber people take turns. Hairdressing skills young Praduman learned from his father, who worked barber for several decades. By virtue of their advanced age the old man could no longer work, and the burden of maintaining the family fell on his eldest son Pradumana. At the age of five years, the boy already knew how to shave their beards and cut their hair.

"When I realized that my father could no longer work, and my family have problems with money, I decided that I will continue his father's business" - says the boy. For shaving beards kid takes one rupee for a haircut - two. During the day he can earn from 30 to 35 rupees, which is quite good by local standards, but by diligence and dedication of the young hairdresser with clients every day it only gets more RBC.

"He speaks sweetly and raises its clients mood. Besides, he one of those young people who are in need of work, so I'm happy haircut from him," - said one of the patrons.

At school the boy to walk once, besides the training again need the money. However, his mother hopes that the work in the barbershop does not become a matter of the life of her son. "My dream is to see if anything in his hands the handle instead of scissors. I do not want him to be detained in a barbershop for a long time," - she says.

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