She is Mrs Lakshmi but fondly called as Krithika mess Patti of Madippakkam. She is above seventy and has been running a mess in that belt for quite some time. Her husband was the pillar of strength for her endeavor and they both were running the mess and many people used to eat in that mess for the Patti and The food purely out of affection and respect for the age and Pricing.
She lost her daughter sometime back and the couple was struggling to make out both ends meet during the covid times all these days. People who live in that area may know her for her smiling and courteous service.
Unfortunately months back her husband too died and she is being now supported by a known person to run the mess with Patti Heading the cooking area.
My Friend Rangabharati who shared this news with me told that he went there with his friend Mr Sai Santhosh.
I shared in turn this with my friend Mr Muralidaran KN and he extended his help through his friend Mr Om Sai and had wired me a sum of Rs 5000/ which was given to her through a local resident Mrs Nagarajan. And Nagarajan fondly called as Raja was my class mate in college days and i thank him for his help in hand delivering the same to Paatti .
Thanks to Rangabharathi, Sai Santhosh, Om Sai and Murali for the timely action. Will share more on this based on the response from the friends along with the photos and donations if any.