Kerala has been witnessing a lot of good deeds during the time of deluge. One of them is from Kochi street vendor Noushad who donated sacks full of new clothes free of cost for flood relief. Though it may cause huge loss to his Eid sales, Noushad was willing to contribute the clothes.
On knowing about his compassionate act, many a people came forward to appreciate him. But Jeethu A. B., who hails from Ernakulam and presently residing in Qatar, has chosen a unique way to honour Noushad. She took to her artistic venture ‘Kuppikkutty’, painting on empty glass bottles, for the purpose.
Jeethu has drawn the picture of Noushad carrying a sack full of clothes on his shoulder. There is also a caption in Malayalam that says ‘Humans also can become Gods, Our Noushadikka’.
When the picture of the bottle was uploaded on Facebook, responses poured in. Many people have approached Jeethu showing interest to buy the bottle painting of Noushad. But she wishes to put the painting for auction and use the money for flood relief activities.
Jeethu collects abandoned glass bottles and paint on them. When she heard about Noushad, she instantly decided to give him a token of honour and completed the bottle painting in a single day. Though she is abroad, Jeethu tries to offer a helping hand to her native land through art.
Jeethu has also given an honour to Linu, who died during flood relief works, through bottle painting. She is of the opinion that art is not only for the sake of art, but also for the sake of social welfare.
A software developer, Jeethu has temporarily put a stop to her career after the birth of her daughter. Her husband Saneesh Bhaskar also support her creative concept of ‘Kuppikkutty’. Their 3-year-old daughter Nakshathra has already begun to take her mother’s path to art.