Tributes pour in for Lalson Pullu a former Bahrain resident who passed away after battling with cancer. Hours before he died, Lalson took to Facebook to keep his well-wishers informed of his condition. Lalson’s condition took a turn during the last few days. It is claimed that radiation treatment affected his ability to swallow food or water. Lalson who was diagnosed with throat cancer was the sole breadwinner of the family and his demise has shocked the community.
Earlier in March, Lalson, on account of women’s day, wrote a note for his wife Stephi on social media that had swept many across the country. Media swiftly picked up the story as in Bahrain alone hundreds of people had pledged to support Lalson in hope of seeing him return to Bahrain.
“My wife is my hero. Constantly by my side who endures the sleepless nights, less appetite and striving to bring me back to life is my wife Stephy. Her day starts at 5 in the morning as she feeds me the powdered medicines through the tube, again the same process at 6” read his post.
“It’s only been three years since we have got married. Through all the trials and tribulations that I am facing, Stephy is the blessing I have received from God. Without looking at her health, food or timings, she keeps loving me despite everything. I do not know what to give her for all that she has done for me” he added.
“When I want to give up, she is the one that pushes me forward. When the pain is unbearable, I show my anger towards her. But to all this she responds with love” he said.
Lalson who hailed from Thrissur was part of Indian Youth Congress Cultural Centre (IYCC) in Bahrain. During his time in Bahrain, he had actively visited many labour camps in Bahrain. “Cancer is not something you need to be afraid of… this is a battle we can overcome” were the words Lalson Pullu spoke during a camp.
Speaking to Albilad earlier. "We have around 9 area committee’s and he has worked as the president for one such area and has been a tremendous active member. Every member contributes money for various initiatives and that is how we raise funds for charity and other initiatives. We have encountered many people who could not even afford to buy a ticket to go home and during such instances, we have seen Lalson taking tickets for many people” said Indian Youth Cultural Congress President Blessen Mathew.