Music teacher turns Biriyani seller amid COVID-19 outbreak
Alappuzha: When COVID-19 outbreak affected many lives, music teacher Kalabhavan Pallippuram Rajaram also lost his livelihood. But he was not ready to surrender to the challenges. Now, Rajaram, who served as a music teacher abroad and in Kerala, is busy selling Biriyani.
Following the pandemic outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, Rajaram was forced to shut down his music school at Kakkanad in Kochi. “Every job has its own dignity. So, I was not ashamed when I started to sell biriyani for a living,” said Rajaram.
The 55-year-old musician had served as a music teacher in Kochin Kalabhavan for 11 years. He has also worked in the branches of Kalabhavan at Bahrain, Sharjah and Dubai for 8 years. He passed Ganabhooshanam, Ganapraveen and MA music courses from Tripunithura RLV college.
Every day, Rajaram starts his biriyani preparations at his residence by 4 am. Around 9 am, he starts the sale. His wife Sulochana is helping him to prepare biriyani. Rajaram’s childhood friend Anirudhan, who was a chef in a restaurant for 26 years, is cooking the biriyani.
The delicious biriyani is available here at attractive rates. Half plate biriyani is sold for Rs 60 while full plate costs Rs 100.
Rajaram also used a unique strategy for the sale. Apart from running a common stall, Rajaram carries out the sale with the cooperation of multiple shops. He is keeping a biryani box at each shop. Every day, he will fill these boxes with biriyani packets. In the evening, he will visit each shop and collect the money of the biriyani sold. Rajaram is also ensuring biriyani for his customers as home delivery.