Lal with his his Malayalam teacher E N Karunakaran
Kathikudam: Actor and director Lal visited Kathikudam native E N Karunakaran, who was his Malayalam teacher at St Augustine's High School in Ernakulam from class 8 onwards. His other classmates also accompanied him. Karunakaran master and his family received Lal with much love and warmth.
E N Karunakaran master is leading his retired life after 33 years of teaching service. Lal recollected how Malayalam was the only subject that saved him as he always scored poorly in other subjects. Lal whose actual name is Paul Michael passed SSLC in the 1975-76 batch. Karunakaran master was his class teacher during the last three years of high school.
Lal said that it was recently that he found his master’s number and shared a voice message with him sharing old memories. Karunakaran master phoned him directly and conveyed his well wishes. Lal ended the conversation by promising to visit him the next day. He spent almost an hour at Karunakaran master’s place before leaving.