Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blindfolded - III (Final)




We also met the more reticent S...suffice to say, his daughter now lives happily in The US.  Pointing to an almost immobile old-n-blind 70+old, Kannan says, "I recently married his daughter" - and with a shy smile adds, "...looking for a house...for her”!

We quiz Kannan as to how he manages the expenses.  Half-smilingly he replies... "it is a daily challenge; local marriage halls and some good samaritans offer leftover food, some people also give us money when they visit this place..."

We look at him with our breath drawn in....and he continues....

"Sometime back I bought a scrapped auto-body from a roadside shop and got it running. This vehicle is like my right hand. Some of the able bodied people go out in this vehicle and sing in public places. Others make agarbathis which some of them go to the streets and sell"..."We use the vehicle to pick up clothes or leftover-food from near and far just have to give me a call".

​Our volunteer with Mr Kannan of Krish Kaakum Karangal ( right hand corner) .
( An account written by one of the volunteers of Srimaan Trust who visited the home and interviewed Mr.Kannan, a noble soul running an orphnanage. Please check earlier mails for the previous posts in this series)

231, South Uttara Street, Srirangam
Trichy 620 006, Tamil Nadu
Ph 09150403470, 09150403471

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