Monday, 18 January 2021

Rowing between the rooftop : The heroic fisherman of the Kerala floods By Rejimon Kuttappan

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If you thought doctors working in hospitals during Covid are brave men, read about the fishermen of Kerela.

The year was August 2018. The worst floods hit Kerela and the fishermen risked their lives to save people of Kerela. This book is a tribute to those fishermen

The first is the case of Annama. She had 38-year-old physically challenged son, 71-year-old husband who was a diabetic and 96-year-old mother in law. Her house was not only full of water but due to the rains water still flooded their house. Her son,mother in law and husband were all washed away since they were too weak to hold on to something. Fishermen rescued her. But she did not want to leave the dead bodies behind.

Three dead bodies were removed that day. The water according to Annamma was chilling cold. There were a lot of furniture which was wiped away. Despite being hurt fisherman removed the bodies. The boats and the fisherman were from Alappuzha. Annamma still has no answer to a question: Why did these fishermen risk their lives?


Another story is about Saju. His father was unwell but as soon as he heard about the tragedy he decided to help in the rescue. About 18 boats were arranged. Men from costal areas always carried a plastic bag which had toothbrush soap and change of clothes. This they kept in case they were stranded during a flood,.  But Sanju had no such thing.

In many areas, the rescuers could not understand which is a road and which is a river. There were over six feet of running water. There was an aged man with an oxygen cylinder. They had to transport him also with the cylinder into the boat in a vertical position.  They managed it despite the boat shaking so much.

As you can see the stories show the courage of the fisherman. Writing is simple . This is a non-fiction book costing 299 rs.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla, and happily SPONSORED BY RRE Studios and SHOWCASE Events.



 

34 comments:

  1. Hatts off to those fishermen who didn't bother about their own lives while saving others. Thanks for sharing the review, I would love to know more.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. You will know more when you buy the book .

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  2. wow..Salute to the fishermen. Such souls remain undiscussed. But as they say God is there in each one of us. I guess, these fishermen were God sent messengers.

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  3. I am speechless after reading the commendable efforts made my fishermen in Kerala flood.Indeed they were no less than an angel in fact more than an angel rather I should say, who came from nowhere to save many lives by risking their own lives. Would definitely love to grab the book to know more about real heroes deeds.

    Archana Srivastava

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  4. A tale of great courage and human spirit. Makes one so proud that there exists such selfless spirits that can do everything for others without asking any question.

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  5. I would love to grab this book and read it. I had no idea on how the fishermen selflessly helped the people in these floods. Would love to read this.

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  6. Yes you should read it. I enjoyed it .

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  7. These things remain discussed... It really takes a lot of courage!

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  8. This is a beautiful tribute to the fishermen. The author seems to have brought out their contribution in a wonderful manner.

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  9. I heard a lot about those fishermen efforts during Kerala floods. The author seems to have done a good job in bringing out the unsung heros of those floods. Thanks for the beautiful review.

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  10. Yes we all remember the floods in Kerala. A lot of loss of human lives. But one thing I like is tthat no matter how much adversities, there are some kind and Noble people who keep humanity first and risk their lives. Thanks for sharing about such brave people and the book

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  11. Wow the plot of this book is really inspiring and it is great way to show the bravery of unsung heroes ( fisherman) . I will surly check out this book. thanks for sharing your honest review.

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  12. Iam sure this will make for interesting read with real life cases of real life heros. Only the people who have suffered will know the true worth of the person who save them.

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  13. yes you are right . Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Wow, some real heroes have done heroic acts of kindness and it is great you have written about them.

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  15. The real life heroes are never given their due. We have fake heroes getting all the adulation. Thanks for sharing such real stories. We need more of these as role models for our new generations.

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  16. Salute to such brave-hearts! People like him helps us to believe in humanity, isn't it? Thank you for sharing :)

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  17. Bringing to us the real people is heart-warming to read! With this it proves, we don't have to wait for a miracle, we can do one.

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  18. This act of Kerala fisherman shows that humanity is still alive. I am sure this book is good to read. I will grab it soon.

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  19. Hats off to their efforts and I'd check out the book sooner

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  20. Thanks for sharing such real stories. We need more of these as role models for our new generations.The real life heroes are never given their due.

    https://momcaptureslife.com/

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  21. Hats off to the fishermen in Kerala. What an act of bravery! These real stories are so motivating. I am definitely reading this book.

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  22. Hats off to all those fishermen who worked like a soldier and rescued people. I think this book is full of courageous stories of fishermen.

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  23. hats off to this fisher man. He worked amazing. Book is must to read.

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  24. loved your choice of read dear infact I am loving the story of Annamma. Unable to leave the bodies behind and someone comes to rescue is my story too. so i can relate fully with her. hopefully i get my hands on this book and be able to do justice to all the brave effort these fisher men took - urvashi

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  25. Wow, your review is so profound, and how inspiring is the story. :)

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