Engaging with our Entrepreneur – Ms. Maruthayi
I was not able to contact her. Decided to visit her near Pulau Carey where she lives with her husband and 9 children. Me : Why didn’t answer my call ‘ka’? (sister in tamil) She : I didn’t top up my phone. So sorry. And I am taking care of these 3 children ka. (While feeding a baby with milk bottle). Me : Don’t tell me they are yours. (I joked) She : Aiyo, no ‘ka’. I’m just babysitting for extra bucks. So can’t move anywhere now like before. Me : How about your sales? Okay? She : Moving ka. A bit slow because of the lockdown too. But I will come back! Me : Understand. That’s why I like you Maruthayi. You are an Iron Lady. Stay as one. Do you need any other support for now? What do you want? She : I know you and ‘anna’ (referring to Mr Gandhi from Vallalar Assoc) will guide my children with their education. Not worried about that. But I have a personal wish. Me : What is it? (curiously I asked) She : I love singing. I wished I could be a singer one day but I knew it would never materialise. Do you want to hear me singing? Me : Pleaseeee....go ahead! And I will share it to the world. She hugged me. Sharing Maruthayi’s soulful singing. Let’s not take life for granted. To sing without soul is inexcusable. Life is a song and let’s sing like Maruthayi!