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Bond immortalised;TN Seshan’s fountain pen is now Metroman E.Sreedharan’s precious possession

The fountain  pen used by TN Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner of India, which changed the destiny of   elections in the country will henceforth be safer in the hands of Metroman E Sreedharan
It was an unforgettable and touching event in the life of Metroman E Sreedharan at his home in Ponnani yesterday, writes M.K.Pramod.
The fountain  pen used by TN Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner of India, which changed the destiny of   elections in the country will henceforth be safer in the hands of Metroman E Sreedharan
It was an unforgettable and touching event in the life of Metroman E Sreedharan at his home in Ponnani yesterday. when he received an unexpected guest from Palakkad, Swami Sunildas of Murhalamada Snehashram with a most memorable gift.
An unforgettable and most valuable gift in the form of a fountain pen reached the house of Sreedharan, much to his  surprise and awe for a legendary figure in the highest administrative hierarchy in the nation, who was his classmate in Palakkad BEM High school from second forum to tenth standard.
Seshan had ardently wished to meet E Sreedharan before his death.
Sensing that he would not be able to meet his once bosom friend who later became the most famous architect in the country, Seshan had kept his own pen,  which changed the destiny of elections in the country, to be given to  E Sreedharan.
Seshan had entrusted the pen with Swami Sunildas at his snehashram in Murhalamada in Palakkad.
Swami Sunildas came all the way from Murhalamada to Sreedharan’s house in Ponnani to hand over the pen and photo of TN Seshan to E Sreedharan.
 Sreedharan told that he would keep the pen as the most gracious and valuable  gift in his life.
The fountain pen used by the doyen of Indian electioneering which marked many a decisive decision with far reaching consequences across the country, has finally found its way to the collections of his dearest friend,  Sreedharan.
After his retirement as Chief Election Commissioner, Seshan and his wife used to visit Sunildas swamy’s snehashram at Murhalamada and often stayed there.
He had shared his childhood experiences with Sreedharan at Palakkad when he stayed at the Ashram. He expressed his wish to meet Sreedharan once and give his Pen to him
But, Seshan who was leading a peaceful post retirement life,  could not meet Sreedharan who was busy with his official commitments.
Seshan entrusted the pen with Sunildas to be presented to Sreedharan.
 Sreedharan who started his studies at Palakkad BEM High school from Second forum was a classmate and close friend of Seshan until they wrote SSLC examinations in the year 1947
The two bright students later excelled in their respective fields and became  stalwarts determining the destiny of the signfiicant areas of society and politics.

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