A unique get together on New Year Day.This New year day witnessed a unique function at Edappally, Kochi. More than thirty people gathered here near the tomb of great poet Changampuzha Krishna Pillai who became very popular because of a poem, "Ramanan" (????), written by him. Malayalam knowing people were running to get a copy of the book. Those who could not get copied the poem in their notebooks. Several reprints came out within a short period. The title of the book was the name of the hero of the love story depicted in that pastoral elegy. Those who were attracted to this work chose the name "Ramanan" as the name for their children. Thus several kids of that period carried the same name, "Ramanan". This book was first published 80 years back. So most of the Ramanans are aged now.
These aged people were gathering here. They came from different places.
Perhaps this is a very rare get together. It invited more attention when they gathered near the tomb of the poet who wrote the poem.