Wayanad (Kerala) June 9: It was a reunion after a gap of almost 49 years when Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugged Rajamma, who was his delivery nurse at a hospital in Delhi way back in 1970. Rajamma told Gandhi it was neither Rajiv Gandhi nor Sonia Gandhi, but she who first cuddled him. Hearing this Gandhi hugged her again. Rahul Gandhi Meets Retired Wayanad Nurse Rajamma Vavathil Who Held Him as a Newborn in Delhi Hospital (See Pictures).
Rajamma met Gandhi earlier on Sunday at the place where the Congress President had put up for the night in Wayanad. The moment was captured and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala posted the picture on Facebook.
The hands that received little Rahul five decades back embraced him again today.Rajamma was working as nurse at Delhi HolyCross hospital during 1970s, when Rahulji was born. #RahulInWayanad#lullabyOfLove pic.twitter.com/tr6uXCvp98
— Ramesh Chennithala (@chennithala) June 9, 2019
Chennithala is accompanying Gandhi in his constituency on the roadshows which entered the third day on Sunday. The Facebook post said Rajamma was a nurse at the Holy Cross hospital in Delhi where Gandhi was born. Rahul Gandhi won the Wayanad parliamentary constituency in the recent Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Rajamma after her retirement, is now settled in Gandhi's constituency and had expressed her desire to various Congress leaders that she would like to meet him, that became a reality on Sunday.