LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English

Couple Creates Orphanage After Losing 3 Kids in 2004 Tsunami

India | Reuters | December 25, 2019, 10:26 pm
Pocket
X
1/ 12
 Karibeeran Parameshvaran and his wife Choodamani contemplated suicide after losing three children to giant waves triggered by a 9.1-magnitude quake fifteen years ago. Days after their son and two daughters aged 5, 9 and 12 died, the grief-stricken couple walked from their southern Indian town to some nearby villages. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Karibeeran Parameshvaran and his wife Choodamani contemplated suicide after losing three children to giant waves triggered by a 9.1-magnitude quake fifteen years ago. Days after their son and two daughters aged 5, 9 and 12 died, the grief-stricken couple walked from their southern Indian town to some nearby villages. (Image: Reuters)

X
2/ 12
 Initially, the couple brought four orphans home. Soon after, they converted their home into an orphanage called Nambikkai, which means
Pocket

Initially, the couple brought four orphans home. Soon after, they converted their home into an orphanage called Nambikkai, which means "hope" in Tamil. Within days, the number expanded to 36 and the couple had a newfound purpose. (Image: Reuters)

X
3/ 12
 Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, show their family album inside their house that they have turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, show their family album inside their house that they have turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
4/ 12
 Boys staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, put on their clothes before heading to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Boys staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, put on their clothes before heading to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
5/ 12
 Children staying in a care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, leave the care home as they head to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Children staying in a care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, leave the care home as they head to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
6/ 12
 Children staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, eat a meal before heading to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Children staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, eat a meal before heading to school in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
7/ 12
 Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who had lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, pose with a photograph showing their children inside their house that they have turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who had lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, pose with a photograph showing their children inside their house that they have turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
8/ 12
 Karibeeran Parameswaran, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, helps cook food inside his house that he has turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Karibeeran Parameswaran, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, helps cook food inside his house that he has turned into a care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district. (Image: Reuters)

X
9/ 12
 Boys staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, bathe inside at the home in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Boys staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, bathe inside at the home in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
10/ 12
 A girl staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, has her hair braided, in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

A girl staying in the care home set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani after they lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, has her hair braided, in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
11/ 12
 Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, take pictures of children they shelter at their care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, take pictures of children they shelter at their care home for orphaned children in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

X
12/ 12
 Sangeetha and her sister pose inside the premises of a care home for orphaned children set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Sangeetha and her sister pose inside the premises of a care home for orphaned children set up by Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (Image: Reuters)

Top Galleries

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results