Kerala freedom fighter donates pension to CM’s Covid Relief Fund

Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) A Kerala Police team was pleasantly surprised when it reached the house of a centenarian freedom-fighter near here to check on him – and found him waiting for them with a donation for the struggle against coronavirus.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the Kerala Police launched a programme of visiting aged people at their house to check on them. Uunder this, a team from the Malayankeezhu police station went to the house of 102-year-old Paramesweran Nair, who lives with a helper.

When the news came that a police will be arriving, Nair had a quick bath and dressed up and was waiting for them – with a cheque.

“We were on a routine visit to check up on how the aged citizens are coping up with the tough times. We were surprised when he gave us a cheque of Rs 5,000 and said it was to be given to the CM Covid Relief Fund. I felt really happy that I could collect it from him,” Sub Inspector of Police Anil Kumar told IANS.

Nair was active with the erstwhile state Congress and was a friend of the state’s second Chief Minister, Pattom Thanu Pillai.