PT Thomas’ Last Wish – The New Indian Express
KOCHI: When you decode Chandrakalabham Chaarthiyurangum Theeram …, the evergreen song from the 1975 movie ‘Kottaram Vilkkanundu’, the person can see in it the beauty of the elixir of life. The song written by the late Vayalar Ramavarma also poses a big question: “Will a person have a chance to live, after death, on this beautiful earth again?”
The reason the song has become a favorite of many is that it is a strong reminder to a person how lucky they are to be born on this earth, which is filled with color, moonlight, and sunshine. loving hearts. In other words, it is also an indicator of reality – death – and tells us that one day we will all have to leave this beautiful world forever.
The song’s close connection to life and death may be why PT Thomas, the leader of Congress who died on Wednesday, expressed in his final wish that it be played softly while his body is kept for the audience. pay him homage.
It was to his close friend Dijo Kappan that PT, who after realizing the seriousness of his condition, revealed his last wishes. PT was a man known to defend socio-political and secular values. As a result, he wanted his body to be cremated at the Ravipuram crematorium.
In a note he wrote on November 22, PT also asked his family to later bury some of his ashes in his mother’s grave at Upputhodu Church Cemetery in Idukki District. He didn’t want crowns placed on his body and wanted his eyes to be donated. As per his wish, his eyes were donated on Wednesday.
As a leader who has always been a strong advocate for the protection of the environment and humanity, PT continues to inspire many people even after his death.