The 106-year-old Masthanamma less realized that her cooking skills would fetch international acclaim. She lost her husband at the age of 22 and ever since she is living alone independently she has worked in the paddy fields until the age of 105.
Granny become an international sensation in the culinary world, with over 43 million views on YouTube and the channel Country Foods, was started by her great grandson Laxman K., and his friend Srinath Reddy.
Recalling one of the most gratifying moments, Laxman says, “We celebrated her birthday recently and she received a sari from a subscriber from Pakistan. Another Indian family from New Zealand invited her over to felicitate her. However, she is too attached to her hut in which she has been living for over 90 years, so even though her son stays next door and wants her to stay with him, she doesn’t want to be dependent. She was married at the age of 11 and lost four of her five children to Cholera, so she has got used to living by herself.”