New Delhi: Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s highly effective novel The Alchemist has an enormous following the world over. The story a couple of shepherd boy and his self-discovery has impressed folks of all ages and all walks of life. An autorickshaw proprietor in Kerala additionally appears to be one among them.
The novelist tweeted a photograph this Sunday, of the three-wheeler that has Paulo Coelho written on its again. Proper beneath the title is ‘Alchemist’ written in Malayalam.
“Kerala, India (thank you very much for the photo),” Coelho posted.
The tweet has since gone viral, with people in India, especially Kerala, widely sharing it. At the time of writing this report, the post had 2000 RTs and over 22,000 likes.
Many thanked the writer for the acknowledgment and the nice gesture, while others said how Coelho enjoys a huge fan base in India.
One user, however, made a pertinent comment that the tweet must reach the person, the autorickshaw driver or owner, behind the photo.
“It would be a great shame if the person behind this is unaware that PC had noticed this and tweeted about it. Must mean a lot,” he posted.
Meanwhile, as many users wondered who was the driver or owner of the autorickshaw, Malayala Manorama found the person and identified him as KA Pradeep from Ernakulam.
“I would say Coelho is a person with a magical pen…,” the report quoted him as saying.
Pradeep is said to be a big fan of Coelho and has written all his books that are available in Malayalam.
How Twitterati Reacted To Coelho’s Submit
Harper Collins India took observe of the celebrated author’s put up and referred to as Pradeep’s act “A heartwarming homage to one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world!”
The tweet “automatically” landed on the timeline of Penguin India too, and the publication home shared it with all.
The official deal with of Kerala Tourism additionally “spotted” The Alchemist in Kerala, and likewise its author’s tweet.
In reply to Coelho’s tweet, Twitter consumer Pradeep Menon wrote: “You will be surprised to know the kind of following you have in this small part of the world called Kerala.”
“For us, you’re not from Brazil or abroad. You’re from the banks of the Bharathappuzha river, and feel you as one of our favourite Malayalam novelists,” posted one other consumer, Thomas Zachariah.