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January 12, 2019 16:41
This Woman from Chhattisgarh Is Surviving on Just Tea for 30 Years

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Though you can't end a day without a cup of tea, can you imagine surviving on just that? No right? But, this woman from an Indian state Chhattisgarh has been drinking just tea for the last 30 odd years and is not merely alive yet thoroughly in a good physical condition.

The woman named Pilli Devi living in Baradiya village of Koriya district gave up food when she was 11-year-old and since then has been surviving on the tea.

Well known for her unique way of life, she is locally called by name 'chai wali chachi.'

According to Pilli's father Rati Ram, the 44-year-old quit consuming food when she was in the sixth grade. "Our daughter went to participate in a district level tournament from Patna School in Janakpur, Koriya District. When she returned, she suddenly gave up eating food and drinking water."

Pilli initially had biscuits and bread with milk tea but then gradually switched to black tea, which she consumes once a day after sunset, according to his father.

Pilli's brother Bihari Lal Rajvade pointed out that they had sought medical help to ensure she is not suffering from any disease, but doctors couldn't diagnose any health issue behind her behavior. "We have taken her to many hospitals, none of the doctors could figure out the reason behind her situation."

According to her family members, Pilli on rare occasions steps out of the house. She is absorbed in Lord Shiva's worship throughout the day.

Dr. S. K. Gupta from district hospital, Koriya, stated that it is not possible for human beings to survive on just tea. "It is surprising. Scientifically speaking, a human being cannot survive on tea for 33 years. It's different when people keep fast for nine days during Navratri and only drink tea. But 33 years is a lot of time, this is not possible."

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