The day after his death, those who came to his space on the pavement to collect some clothes they had given him to work on, saw a lit lamp on a stool placed where Ponnuswamy, the tailor worked for a few decades.
Said Cindura R., ” I had gone today to collect clothes I had given him but was shocked to find only a stool with a lamp and flowers and got to know of his death.”
A few others of the area also pinged Mylapore Times of this development.
Some weeks ago, this newspaper had written a story on Poonuswamy, on his long walk from his home in Virugambakkam to the tailoring spot in the colony, apposite M P Anandh School. He did this during the lockdown period, keen to bet at his post, earn his bread and serve his clients.
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First photo courtesy; Cindura R.
Below is the story in MT posted some weeks ago.