Satrupa, or 'nani' as she is more commonly known around the Lautoka marketplace, is a truly remarkable woman.
Described by a friend as "the market's veteran," Satrupa is still going at the ripe age of 78.
She has been selling vegetables at the Lautoka market for 35 years now.
"I began selling when my daughter turned two, and we still sell together today," she said.
The duo, who live together in Rifle Range make their living from the vegetables they sell, most of which come from their garden at home.
"The day starts early, at around six in the morning, then by the time we're finished, we get home at seven at night.
"The work is quite hard and the days long, but I really love what I do," she said.
She brings laughter to many of the marketeers around her, just through her witty comments and her everlasting trail of cigarette smoke.
"Nani has smoked for almost 40 years now, she loves it. We tell her it's bad for her, but she is her own self and she doesn't want to listen to us," said her daughter, Shobna.
Nearby vendor, Mohammed Fahim, described Satrupa to The Fiji Times as "a dedicated woman."
"I met her eight years ago, and I know Nani very well,. There's no one like her. She is so strong in her old age and very hard working.
"Nani lives a very simple life and she's never too serious. Although she does smoke too much," he joked.
Satrupa said that she would continue to work at the market because it is something she truly loved doing.
She and her daughter sell cabbage, beans, sprouts, lettuce, cucumber, okra and egg plant.