Haridas family cut hair and beard: Haridas Sharma (60). Some people go around the village on bicycles all day to cut their hair and others to cut their beards. It is seen that the people of the village cut their hair and beard at a lower price than ordinary saloons. Low-income people cut their hair at Haridas without going to the salon. Instead of money, many people work with rice.
Haridas Sharma is a resident of Kakina area of Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat. He is holding on to the lost profession. In search of livelihood, he travels from village to village from morning to evening and earns Rs. 200/300 by cutting his hair and beard. With that, a family with four children is going on.
A piece of brick for your own seating, and a small pedestal for everyday customers to sit on. Haridas Sharma has been in this profession for 40 years with the sun on his head under the open sky.
It can be seen on the spot that Haridas’s family lives by cutting his hair and beard on the sidewalks of different hats in Kaliganj Upazila. Now no one is coming to this profession anew. Especially those low-income people. Choosing a different profession. Again someone is working as a garment worker.
Harida Sharma told Barta24.com that she has been in this profession for 40 years. I have kept the tradition of my fathers and grandfathers without working in other people’s houses. I cut my hair and beard at a lower price than the salons in the market. To me, usually, low-income people work. It costs 80 rupees to go to the market salon and get a haircut and a beard. I don’t have a haircut worth 20 rupees there. I saved it for 15 rupees. It has become an addiction from my job now. I have kept the tradition of my fathers and grandfathers no matter what kind of family I have.
Asaduzzaman, a local teacher, said, “We see Nar Sundar Haridas cutting his hair and beard. Many people work with rice instead of money. Several people have been seen doing this in the area before. Now only Haridas is alone. The people of the village are able to cut their hair and beard at a low cost.
Kakina Union Parishad chairman Shahidul Haque said Haridas had been given an old age allowance this month. He has been working in the villages for a long time. He will be given a VGD card. I will take necessary measures according to the allocation so that the family can run well.