Even death cannot seperate this nonagenarian couple
Madurai, Nov 21 (UNI) Even death could not separate this nonagenarian couple living in this temple city.
For 98-year-old Anantha Krishnan and his 90-year-old wife Perumal Ammal, life was not easy when they decided to live together without the help of their children, who were settled far-off.
But the couple managed to endure the travails of old age with all courage and sharing of hardships.
The life for the couple has been normal and affectionate until late yesterday evening, when Anantha Krishnan swooned and died.
Neighbours said on hearing Perumal Ammal's cries, they rushed to the house and found Anantha Krishnan dead.
They informed the relatives.
Tears rolling down her eyes, the fragile woman remained at the side of her husband's body and continued to sob till she too fainted and died exactly an hour after the death of her husband, the neighbours said.
The relatives, who assembled there, prepared a joint funeral, considering that it would be a fitting tribute for the couple.
The bodies of the nonagenarian couple were taken in a single 'paadai' (funeral carriage) and was consigned to flames together at the crematorium.
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