Meet the mother of a Bollywood star whose mother can't read
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The Bollywood star whose mother struggles to read

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a successful Bollywood actor, appearing in a string of popular films.

Despite that, his mother, Mehroonisa, is semi-literate... and she's far from alone. More than 70% of Indian women over 60 can't read at all.

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  • 09 Oct 2017