Kochi: With the demise of Mofiya Parveen (21), we have lost a rare artistic talent, say her friends and teachers alike.
Mofiya won hundreds of awards and prizes for her writings, paintings, henna works and other art pieces. She was the 'Kalathilakam' of the online art fest organised by the Students Federation of India (SFI) during the pandemic in 2020. She even trained thousands of young aspirants in henna works and paintings. Many of her paintings are living examples of her artistic genius.
She won a championship organised by YMCA in Delhi a few years ago. In 2020, she got several prizes at the MG University fest too. The wide array of trophies showcased at her house in Keezhmad in Aluva point fingers at her unique talent.
Finishing her schooling from Govt Girls' Higher Secondary School, Aluva, she joined the Thodupuzha Al-Azhar Law College in 2020. She was studying B Com-LLB (Hons) at the college.
“She championed the college art-fest. She had a unique talent in henna works and secured several prizes. She was very good to all and had a pleasing appearance. We still can't believe the news,” said Karolin Alias, her teacher at the college.
“She was the only student in her class. As the course was newly started, no other student took admission in the first year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the classes were held online and it prevented any chance to have direct interaction with her. Otherwise, she would have shared some of her concerns. She used to come up with good ideas whenever there was a programme and we didn't have to go behind her requesting support,” added the teacher.
Mofiya was very bold and voiced strongly against all injustices in society. This nature provided her many enemies too, said her friend Aishwarya.
She seemed very pleasant even after 'Nikah', said Jovin, her college mate. “It was on April 3, 2020, she got engaged (Nikah) with Suhail. She loved him very much, but Suhail started avoiding her a month after the Nikah. He dropped his job as he found her as a source of income. She used to go for henna works across the state; even outside. The money she got from it was spent for the expenses of Suhail,” said Jovin.
Her school friends Priya and Aishwarya Vargheese recollect the moments they had spent together in Aluva school. “We were a gang of four at the school. Mofiya was very special, unique, bold and smart. She had a different approach towards everything and we all enjoyed her company. We lost a good friend and a great talent too,” said Priya.