Father comes to cast vote from hospital bed; proud of him, says Asha Sarath
Kochi: It has been ten days since the 82-year-old VS Krishnankutty Nair, father of dancer and actor Asha Sarath, has been hospitalized. He is unable to eat as there is a block in his intestine. He has been consuming just few milliliters of water. But his health condition was not a restriction for him when it came to casting vote. He reached the polling station in Perumbavoor from the hospital in Ernakulam accompanied by Asha.
The actor said that doctors had granted special permission to take her father to the polling booth.
“I was reluctant in bringing him this far from the hospital at first. But my father was adamant on voting. He asked the doctors permission. Seeing his spirit doctors allowed to take him by giving special medicines and equipment,” Asha said.
Asha also said ever since her father became eligible to cast vote he has done it. Even when he was in Dubai, he reached Kerala to cast vote, she told mathrubhumi.com.
“He always keep an eye on general matters. He was anxious whether he would be able to vote this time. Vote is our right and responsibility, he always say. I was surprised seeing his enthusiasm to vote. As a daughter I am really proud of him,” she said.
Asha and her father had their votes at Perumbavoor Boys School.