Age no bar for love; Rajan and Saraswathi to start new life on Valentine's Day at old age home


Anu Bhadran

58-year-old Rajan and 65-year-old Saraswathi will enter the wedlock on February 14. Mahatma Janasevana Kendram that takes care of elderly people in Adoor became the turning point in the love story of Rajan and Saraswathi.

Rajan and Saraswathi

Adoor (Pathanamthitta): Both Rajan and Saraswathi thought they would be living alone for the rest of their lives as they have already passed half their lifetime all alone. But now they have realised that age is no bar for love. Ending the long wait for a life partner, they will tie the knot this Valentine’s Day.

58-year-old Rajan and 65-year-old Saraswathi will enter the wedlock on February 14. Mahatma Janasevana Kendram that takes care of elderly people in Adoor became the turning point in the love story of Rajan and Saraswathi.

Rajan hails from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. He has been working as a cook in shops in Pamba and premises during Sabarimala pilgrimage season. He does not return to his place even after the season ends. He sends the amount he earns to his relatives and dedicated his life for the welfare of his sisters.

After the lockdown was imposed due to COVID outbreak, the then Pamba CI P M Liby sent Rajan to Mahatma centre. Now Rajan lives in the centre taking care of the elderly inmates there and cooking food for them.

Adoor Mannadi native Saraswathi was brought to the Mahatma centre by social workers and police after the death of her parents in February 2018. Saraswathi was unmarried and speech impaired. She was taking care of the sick in the centre.

Rajan and Saraswathi themselves informed Mahatma Janasevana Kendra chairman Rajesh Thiruvalla and secretary A Prishilda that they are in love and want to get married. Following this, they talked with the relatives of both Rajan and Saraswathi and also public representatives. Both families were happy about the alliance.

Saraswathi and Rajan will get married on February 14 between 11 am and 11.30 am. MLA Chittayam Gopakumar, municipality chairman D Saji, Pallikkal panchayat member Susheelakunjamma Kurup, social justice officer Jaffar Khan and others will attend the ceremony which will be organised as per COVID protocol.

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