Malappuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got a surprise on Saturday at Malappuram guest house. Mammadunni master, his old teacher at Govt. Brennan college visited him. The student and teacher had a great moment and embraced each other many times.
At the age of 87, the teacher cherished the memories of the young student leader Pinarayi Vijayan who became the chief minister of Kerala. He still remembers the student leader Pinarayi Vijayan’s walking style through the corridors of the college.
Seeing his favourite teacher, the chief minister suddenly stopped and smiled at Mammadunni master. Then he approached him and greeted him with a warm embrace.
Mammadunni master came to meet the chief minister with an old college magazine. In the magazine, the teacher showed an article written by Pinarayi Vijayan’s classmate Prof. N Mukundan. The article featured Pinarayi as a vibrant student leader and his college days. In the article, Mukundan noted that Pinarayi was a good badminton player.
“Vijayan always took a firm stand on every matter during his college days also. He continues this style as a politician and chief minister. As a student he always had great respect for teachers. He led the student protests against cancellation of boat services (Kadathuthoni) and wage hike. The rally under Vijayan was the great one that ever happened in Brennen college. Teachers also admired him,” said Mammadunni master recollecting memories of his old student.
Mammadunni master, a native of Mongam in Malappuram, served as a lecturer in Thalassery Govt. Brennen College during 1960-70. Pinarayi Vijayan was his student at pre-university and BA economics classes.
Mammadunni is a lucky teacher who have many popular politicians as students. His students included former union minister late E Ahammad, minister AK Balan, speaker P Sreeramakrishnan and LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan.
Visiting the chief minister, Mammadunni master donated Rs 50,000 to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. He also presented a memento to his old student.