World Heart Day: Healthy lifestyle of 105-yr-old Thampuratty who underwent angioplasty at 91 


Siraj Khasim

Sethu Lakshmi

Kochi: A voracious reader Sethu Thampuratty had undergone angioplasty at the age of 91. It was rare to conduct angioplasty on a nonagenarian patient at that time and it was the first time in Kerala. However, doctors derived confidence on seeing the positivity shown by Thampuratty.

“Thampuratty’s happy and healthy life even after 14 years of surgery is a glad news for medical science,” said Dr Manu R Varma, who treated Thampuratty at Medical Trust Hospital in Ernakulam.

A healthy lifestyle pattern which Thampuratty follows even at the age of 105 is the secret of her well-being, said Thampuratty’s 51-year-old granddaughter Prasanna. “She usually wakes up at 4 am in the morning. Soon, she takes bath in the morning itself after smearing oil all over her body. She always finds time to read and write later and stays keen in consuming only moderate food. She sleeps early after having dinner,” Prasanna shared the daily routine of her grandmother.

On the next year of angioplasty, Thampuratty was invited as one of the chief guests at a function held on World Heart Day at the Medical Trust Hospital. During her speech, Thampuratty revealed her diet to the audience. “I never eat unnecessary food stuff, but only those which are necessary for my body”.

Raja Ravi Varma’s relative Sethu Thampuratty shifted from Kilimanoor palace to daughter Sumangala’s residence in Tripunithura when she was 88. Currently, she is busy here in the world of books and her own writings.


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