Angels of Love - Aanman
|Aanman with coolers in the middle along with Eniyan and friends|
Aanman, a well known Tamil poet, and a coir products exporter is extremely popular for his noble gestures towards the disaster struck community. When Kerala was torn into pieces Aanman moved in the eye of the storm. I remember the Facebook post of his claiming that he is moving towards Pattinam Thitta, and I wondered who is this guy and why is he doing this.
But in the next couple of weeks my wonderment grew into bewilderment and I was left awe struck by his venture. He was in Kerala for almost two months I think. It is very very strange that all the officials and Legislative Assembly Members cooperated with him. A scene you can never expect in Tamil Nadu, where you will be robbed and the material you collected will be stamped with the ruling party leaders figures and then they will be dumped in some unknown storage facility for future use!
But in Kerala Aanman received a hero's welcome and taken to family tea parties, celebrated for his daring venture. He carved his name very strongly into the minds of us who adore him. I happened to meet him in flush at the Educational Right Conference held at Trichy. He was accompanied by Aak. Kareem one of the most powerful writers of Tamil.
Then came Gaja, wrecked havoc around delta region, and I was one among the afflicted. We lost power, got our houses flooded endured a horrible ordeal. When the power came back on I noticed Aanman, he was busy helping the delta people, reaching the unreachable corners, offering shoulders to cry on, helping to reconstruct the disaster struck lives. What a noble deed was that!
It is not necessary to mention that his commander, Shajahan from New Delhi backed him up from every possible means.
Even in this Covid wrecked days Aanman is busy supplying food to the hungry souls around Chennai and assisting hunger fighting activities around Tamil Nadu.