Happy Mother-in-law day; Kochi Mayor's son-in-law says your Mayor is my mother
Mother-in-law day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of October. On this mother-in-law day, Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain’s son-in-law Akhil shares with Mathrubhumi over phone from Abu Dhabi on his relations with MIL. Akhil is the husband of Soumini’s daughter Padmini.
“I had seen the Mayor, even before I met Pappy (Padmini). Amma or the Mayor as you call her, was a noted face on television and newspaper. I had thought she would be a busy person. But the fact is Soumini is completely a different person at home, not at all a Mayor. Though she is my mother-in-law, she loves me like her own son. We had stayed only a few days with her after marriage. Even on days when she goes to office, she never forgets to make my favourite food. That kind of love is unforgettable,” Akhil says.
He also has a tale to narrate on a gift.
“Pappy and I got married two years back during the times of flood. After a few days at home, we flew to Abu Dhabi. Though we expected to visit Amma last Onam, it was impossible due to the pandemic and lockdown. I wish to give her a gift the next time I see her. After marriage we haven’t been able to buy her anything,” he adds.