Chennai / Kasaragod: A mother’s wish to meet her son who ran away from home 45 years ago ended as she breathed her last just a few hours before he could come back. The son will be able to see only her lifeless body when he reaches home.
Nabeesa (85), wife of Muttathodi native Seth Abdulla, passed away on Wednesday evening at a private hospital in Kasaragod. At the same time, her son Muhammed (62) who had run away from home at the age of 17 was at Chennai railway station to board the train to come home.
Muhammed has been spending years by wandering at various places and working in hotels. The members of Chennai Malayali Association helped him to come back. His brother Kunju Muhammed had come to Chennai to meet Muhammed and take him home.
Kunju Muhammed was only six months old when Muhammed left home. He got familiar with his brother’s face when a picture was sent through WhatsApp the other day. Kunju Muhammed and neighbour Shuhaib reached Chennai on Wednesday morning.
Peramboor Malayali Welfare Association members Pradeep, Sajeevan and Prasheed Kumar welcomed him and helped to reach ‘Abhayam Home’ of Chennai Pain and Palliative Care at Red Hills by 11.30 am. Muhammed has been staying there for a few days due to physical ailments.
After the emotional meeting of brothers, Kunju Muhammed informed him that their father passed away 31 years ago and mother is bedridden. When Kunju Muhammed asked whether he wanted to meet mother, Muhammed turned emotional.
Both were happy to reunite with family and were waiting for the train at the station when the news of the mother’s death came. They burst into tears on knowing the heart-breaking news. The brothers will reach Kasaragod on Thursday. The last rites of their mother will take place at Alambadi Khilar Juma Masjid.