Kerala’s oldest student Bhageerathiyamma, 107, passes away, bhageerathiyamma passes away

Kollam: Leaving guiding her sturdy enthusiasm in direction of letters and understanding, Keralites’ own grandmother Bhageerathiyamma (107), who is recognized in the title ‘Aksharamuthassi’, handed away. She was also the senior most scholar of Kerala Literacy Mission’s equivalency examination.

Bhageerathiyamma of Nand Dham home at Prakkulam in Kollam was in a crucial affliction owing to geriatric challenges. She died at 11.55 pm on Thursday in her house. The funeral companies will be held at 2 pm on Friday.

Bhageerathiyamma had to abandon her formal schooling right after 3rd regular and resumed her reports as section of the Literacy Mission immediately after her 100th calendar year. She was the winner of the ‘Nari Shakti Award’, the optimum honour specified to gals in the country.

She had passed Class IV Equivalency Assessment with 75% marks and also scored 100% marks in Mathematics. In February last 12 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Bhageerathiyamma by means of the ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme for her accomplishment. She passed away without having satisfying her desire to move 7th typical and go to 10th common assessment. Also, she wished to meet up with actor Suresh Gopi in individual.

Bhageerathiyamma was born in 1914 in Prakkulam, Kollam district. Immediately after her mom died, she had to fall out of university at an early age as she experienced to get treatment of her more youthful siblings. She handed the equivalency take a look at with a rating of 205 out of 275 at the age of 105. She proved that age is not a barrier in discovering.