Pala: When the Pala city was inundated in floods recently, police and other officials found Vasu Pilla, an elderly man in the city who had nowhere to rest his head. They collectively housed him in a house for the destitute in Pala. As Vasu Pilla’s story and photos were widely circulated on social media, his relatives spotted him and rejoined him with the family after 29 years.
It was on August 9, Pala city got submerged in rainwater. As the bus stand was inundated, Vasu lost his only place where he used to camp. As his angst was shared on social media, Janamaitri police admitted him at Maria Sadan, a house for the destitute.
Mathrubhumi had carried the story of Vasu Pilla. On knowing about him, Babu, son of Vasu and Babu’s children arrived at Maria Sadan and took Vasu with them.
Vasu, his wife and two sons migrated to Kannur from Mundakayam 30 years ago. In Kannur, they lived at Cherupuzha. Vasu left the family as his wife died one year later. He then finally reached Pala and started living by doing daily labour. As his health deteriorated, he started selling lottery tickets for a living. The flood came at this point of time and changed his fate.