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Raju

Raju is a young Indian man of indeterminate age who comes from the town of Malgudi. Raju is an only child After his father's death, Raju inherits a small business and makes it flourish. As a boy, Raju is not interested in going to school even though he is of above average intelligence. From a young age, Raju learns how to make himself invaluable to others (especially his customers) by being able to meet all their needs. As a young adult, Raju discovers that he has some talent as a guide. The customers traveling in and out of Malgudi station call him "Railway Raju," which gives Raju a feeling of importance. Raju is extremely accommodating with the travelers who pass through the railway station at Malgudi. The character prides himself on his natural ability to find whatever people are looking for, no matter how much he has to...

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