Mayyazhi: Vinayaraj’s love for his wife Santhi will leave most of the people in tears. When Santhi succumbed to her injuries after meeting with a road accident, Vinayaraj was not ready to accept it. The depressed man had gone mentally ill and started his journey in search of his wife. He travelled over 300 kilometres chanting his wife’s name.
Vinayaraj (55) a native of Peringadi in New Mahe was located at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. He went missing from his residence in Coimbatore on June 7. Mathrubhumi daily had published the news about the missing man on June 12.
His wife Santhi (44) was killed in a car accident in Coimbatore on March 3. Vinayaraj also suffered severe head injuries and he was under treatment for more than two months.
The shocking news on his wife’s death left him in a trauma and it affected his mental health and memory power. When he was discharged from hospital, he left his home in search of his deceased wife, said his relatives.
Kumbakonam is 300 km far from his residence at Kovaipudur in Coimbatore. He had not taken money or mobile phone while leaving home.
Still remembers wife’s phone number
Though Vinayaraj suffered memory loss, Santhi’s phone number was in his memory. It was the turning point to trace him.
When Vinayaraj arrived at Kumbakonam, he met an ambulance driver of a private hospital. Vinayaraj told him that he is in search of his wife and requested him to give his phone to make a call to Santhi. This phone call was crucial for his relatives to find his location. Following this, relatives and police arrived at Kumbakonam on Saturday night. He was taken home on Sunday afternoon.