People from various walks of life, including ministers, elected representatives, cultural, literate and religious leaders paid homage to poetess and writer Kamala Suraya, when her mortal remains were brought to Kochi Airport today. The casket containing the body of Ms Suraya, which was brought to Kochi in an Air India Flight from Mumbai, was received by Kerala Fisharies Minister S Sarma and Revenue Minister K P Rajendran. Ms Suraya's son Monu Nalapatt, a journalist by profession, his wife Laxmi and Minister, M A Baby, had accompanied the body in the flight. Her another son Chinnan Das, who was also associated with media, and relatives had reached the airport to receive her body. The mortal remains were exhibited before the domestic terminal for the public to pay tributes. Mr Baby, Mr Sarma, Mr Rajendran and another minister Binoy Viswam, District Collectors M Beena and V K Baby, Kerala Sahithya Academy Secretary Purushan Kadalundi, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Secretary Prabhakaran Pazhasi and Kalamandalam Vice Chancellor, K G Poulose, were among others, who paid tributes to the departed soul.
INDIAVISION.Com Team Pays Home to the Great Poetess, that borns once in centuries.
Cultural Affairs Minister M A Baby today said the body of Malayalam poet Kamala Surayya, who passed away at a private hospital in Pune early this morning, would be cremated with full state-honours on June 2.
Talking to reporters here, he said the body would be cremated at the Palayam Juma Masjid here at 0800 hours on that day. Her family members said she would be cremated at the mosque as per her last wish.
He said the body would be brought to Nedumbassery tomorrow by flight and kept at Ernakulam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram for the public to pay last respects to the departed 'poet of Kerala'.
The body of Kamala Surrayya, who died in Pune early this morning, will reach Nedumbassery Airport at 8 am tomorrow morning. From there, the body will be taken to Thrissur and kept at the Sahitya Akademy Hall for the public to pay homage. It will be brought to Ernakulam and kept at the Town Hall till 1 pm for the people to pay homage. The body will reach Alappuzha and tributes can be paid till 3 pm.
The body will be kept at the VJT in the capital city the whole night tomorrow for the beloved ones to pay homage to the departed soul. On June 2, at 8 am, the body will be cremated at the Juma Masjid in Palayam.