After spending 26 yrs without recognising even his sons, Thrissur man passes away at 55
Thrissur: Kolazhi native Aravindakshan, a 55-year-old man who had lost his memory after getting electrocuted in Qatar 26 years ago, passed away. After getting electrocuted, the doctors had confirmed his death because his heart had stopped for 30 seconds. Contrary to the doctors’ judgement, he came back to life, but the oxygen supply to a part of his brain had stopped causing partial memory loss.
Aravindakshan’s wife Mini was living in Kolazhy in Thrissur at the time of the accident. She was pregnant with their second child. Their elder son was very young. Aravindakshan’s brothers in Qatar sent him back to Kerala after treatment there. Mini had given birth to their second child by then.
The brothers did not tell Mini that Aravindakshan had lost his memory. On returning to his homeland, Aravindakshan could not recognise his own son. The family sought the help of a doctor in Thrissur who told them that he was suffering from memory loss.
Only the elder son remained in Aravindakshan’s memory and that too as a young boy. Once he grew up, Aravindakshan could not recognise him either. He spent 26 years looking at his own children as if they were strangers. The family sought many methods of treatment, but in vain. He died without recognising even his family members. He is survived by wife Mini and sons Ranil and Neeraj.