Mentally retarded son calls ‘Amma’ after 30 yrs; mother no more to hear that
Palakkad: When Sarath Chandran uttered the word ‘Amma’ after 30 years of waiting, his mother Shailaja was no more to hear that. As the 30-year-old mentally retarded son first called his mother, she was fighting for life at a private hospital in Ernakulam. At last, she bid farewell forever leaving her son alone.
Shailaja, wife of Ottapalam Vengeri native Ramachandra Kurup, passed away on Monday night. She has been in an unconscious state at the hospital for a month. She was suffering from inadequate oxygen supply to brain, said her brother-in-law Sankara Kurup.
Shailaja is survived by husband Ramachandra Kurup, who works as chief security officer at Disney Cruise Lines Shipping Corporation in USA, and three children. Sarath Chandran is their eldest son. It was Shailaja who took care of him always.