Monday, June 1, 2009

Kamala Surayya , A Great Death

It was her will to be buried in the Khabersthan of Palayam Juma Masjid, Thiruvananthapuram.
We were standing warm heartedly beneath a Vaka tree inside the Khabersthan this morning.
The Vaka was offering her tributes to Madhavikutty alias Kamala Das alias Kamala Surayya by shedding the yellow flowers profoundly
A friend whispered in my ears that this is a great political act .
I nodded ,yes it is a great service Kamala Surayya rendered to the selfish , fanatic world.
People from all walks of life assembled there to witness and pay homage to the great writer irrespective of their positions.
There were Ministers ,Writers ,Poets ,Foreigners ,Hindus ,Christians ,Muslims ,Communists ,Congress men, people believing in Hinduata , and of course hundreds of human beings who never entered into the four walls of the Khabersthan in their life time even though they were part of the civil life in this old city for decades.
All stood in the Khabersthan with the fond memory of Kamala ,the writer the human being with courage and astuteness .
She did what she believed .
She wrote what she desired to be written.
She was buried as she wished.
She dedicated her death to the humanity and flown to the shore she dreamt .

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