Murugan annan (brother in Tamil ) has been the ironing man for my village for near about 36 years, starting his work around the 80s in the coastal village of Muzhappilangad in the Kannur District which is bounded by Arabian Sea to the west and Anjirakandy River to the East. Being a native of TamilNadu, he has crossed the Western Ghats to find employment here at Muzhappilangad out of all the places in Kerala.
Murugan Annan loves Muzhappilangad town more than his native and his wife’s native which is Andipatti in Teni district, they both have 6 children who are settled in Tamilnadu and the husband and wife remain in Muzhappilangad visiting family during festivals and other occasions.
All six children of Murugan Annan has found jobs in Army, Police, State Transport etc but Murugan Annan feels in sync with this north malabar town in kerala. He is around 55 years and goes about his business in a crisp neatly pressed white shirt and white mundu (dhoti) and the most interesting part is he has not been to school yet runs a small scale business with four mobile press stations spread across four places in Muzhappilangad which is incredible.