Sea brings ‘Okchi’ of tears in her eyes

Each and every wave that lashes the shore is handing her a high tide of emotions. And, as she looks at the endless sea, her eyes start welling up.

Published: 13th December 2017 02:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2017 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

NAGERCOIL: Each and every wave that lashes the shore is handing her a high tide of emotions. And, as she looks at the endless sea, her eyes start welling up.

It would have been the happiest of times in her life, as there is less than a month for Krijimol’s marriage. But here fate is at play, as her brother as well as uncle are yet to return home from the sea after Ockhi wreaked havoc in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu. Each passing moment, her hopes are fading, but you never know what mother sea has in store for her.

A resident of Neerodi, a coastal village in Kanniyakumari on the Kerala border, the 21-year-old girl’s marriage is scheduled to be held on January 10.

Tears were rolling down their cheeks when the girl and her mother Jessy told Express about the fond memories they cherish about Soosai Nayagam and J Crispin (23).   

When Krijimol was just a kid, her father deserted her mother, and it’s Soosai Nayagam who took care of the three - Jessy and her two children.

She noted that her brother was so fond of her and he gave up his studies after Class IX to take up fishing as a profession in order to support the family.

It was on November 27, that the uncle-nephew duo along with a few others ventured into the sea for fishing from Neendakarai coast near Kollam in Kerala. But they have not returned home till now.
Krijimol said, she could not continue her studies after Class XII, since her mother was suffering from depression and was unable to do any kind of work.

As her marriage is fast approaching, her uncle as well as brother were frequently venturing into the sea to earn money. Though it has been more than 10 days since Ockhi hit the coast, the girl said, they haven’t received any information about the two.

Ockhi: Stalin warns of intensifying stir

Chennai: Demanding the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to expedite search operations and distribution of enhanced succour to the fishing community worst hit by the devastating cyclone ‘Ockhi’, DMK working president M K Stalin on Tuesday warned of intensifying the protest if both the governments failed to act.

Kin making marriage arrangements

Krijimol hope that her brother and uncle might be alive and will return in time of her marriage. Appealing to the authorities, she pleaded to save her uncle and brother from the sea. Meanwhile, her aunt Celinmarry, said her husband Soosai Nayagam along with other relatives were making arrangements for the marriage of Krijimol

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