15 Apr My dad kythavilakom Parameswaran Pillai passed away on dec 17, 1977
I and Geeta came back to india from Syracuse , NY, on the an of dec31, 1976. My dad and mom were in the Tvm airport to receive us along with get has family. There after almost once a week or say at least once every fortnight I made face to face with dad and mom. Days and months went by. Dad was aged as he had gone thru two events oof brain attack. Other wise he was ok. Eating and moving out of home to temple and meeting with his peer group.
But then came the dec first week of 1977, when he suffered a heart attack in the fn. I was in the dept as it was a working day. Then around twelve I had a message delivered over the phone that dad in the Sasthamangalam hospital. I rushed to medical college picked up Geeta and rode my Najaf scooter to the hospital to see dad going thru the pains in the side room of the causality. He was thru a heart attack
This phase of pain and agony was over in say by 24 hours. I used to see my dad in the hospital both in the an and tn . Afte a week he was moved to what is called pay ward. Visitors streamed in as he was very popular among different classes of people and age groups. But then came that ominous day, the 17th dec, 77. The swargavathal ekadasi day. Around 11 in the I have a message again that dad was serious. I saw the writing on the wall in the message. I picked up Geeta and rushed to hospital see my kochettan crying about the loss.
Dad died around 11 am that morning in the toilet where he walked in to ease. As he failed to emerge in a reasonable time mom checked the toilet where she found dad sitting still.
The staff was alerted and he was helped out to the bed in a dead state.
The next day by ten the body was cremated in our compound at kythavilakom. My salute to you sir.