Professor Chitralekha, head of the department of Paediatrics retired after 17 years of work at MOSC Medical College.
At the farewell yesterday, she mentioned that for her, taking care of children and teaching students have been the most pleasant experience in her life, although she has had difficult times personally!
She seems to be getting ready to do an online course on veterinary science as she is fond of dogs!
Dr. Chitralekha gifted Anna and myself her collection of poems. Each poem is about a child or a student or a dog or some of her personal experiences!
From the book of her poems I realised that behind her self-composed exterior there is an inner world of profound depth, meaning and mission!
M.C.Mathew(text and photo)