Today is this lady's death anniversary. She was bed-ridden from the day I remember her. Her support system was my grandpa who bathed her, fed her, groomed her and silently sneaked in the kalkandu to her. Silently because his sons, my uncles didn't allow that coz paati had bedsores and that took time to heal. But for thatha, paati's happiness mattered and he made sure she was happy till his last breath. Coming to paati, I know her to be someone who stands up (phorically ofcourse but even this was scary) for her rights and was always loud about her opinions and thoughts. Confined to bed didn't mean that she should confine her mind too. Her favourite song is aaduvome pallu paaduvome and even during her last days she tried to sing the song with the right attitude in her voice. Thatha was a policeman by profession but this woman was the real police in life ;) she was named Gnanam aptly by her parents coz I don't know anyone till date who is as knowledgeable as she was!
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