News Desk | Freedom fighter and senior member of the famous Vadakkath family G Sushila passed away on Wednesday evening at her Anakkara home. Official sources gave this information. He told on Thursday that Sushila was 100 years old and she was in bed for the last eight years.
Sushila was born in 1921 to a well-known family in Anakkara Vadaktha Theravada. Sushila took part in the freedom struggle when she was studying in Madras. She also went to jail for participating in a procession organized there under the Quit India Movement. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles, Sushila also served as the National Secretary of the women’s wing of the Congress. After independence, she stayed away from active politics.
Noted freedom fighters Ammu Swaminathan, AV Kuttimalu Amma, Captain Lakshmi and renowned dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai are some of the prominent members of the Anakkara Vadaktha family. Sushil is survived by a son and a daughter. Condoling her demise, Kerala Assembly Speaker Rajesh recalled her contribution to the Indian independence movement and said that she did remarkable work for the empowerment of women.