Chathannur: This centenarian is eager to vote again, but her name is missing from the voters list. If 107-year-old Devaki manages to include her name in the electoral roll at the eleventh hour, she would love to cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections next month though she had not cast her vote in the past couple of polls. Moreover, she would probably be the oldest voter in Kerala's Kollam district if the efforts of local political activists to re-enter her name in the voters list succeeds.
Devaki of Kanjirathumvila House, near Bhoothanatha Temple at Chathannur in Kollam district, is unhappy as she realised belatedly that her name is not in the list. She recalled that she had cast votes many times in the past. Her hearing is a bit poor owing to advanced age and hence difficult for anyone to probe her election memories.
Overall, this great-grandmother is in good health. She still sweeps the front yard of the house and lights the traditional lamp in the evening.
Hailing from Oyoor, Devaki was married to Sukumaran who passed away 40 years ago. Her family now includes around 100 people belonging to over five generations. At present she lives with her daughter Vijayalakshmi.