January 6, 2009


JANUARY 12, 1988

(8 A.M.)

She was yelling and crying in pain as she was rushed to Karthik Nursing Home in Erode (in Tamil Nadu). Dr.Suguna Balasubramanian had to attend to her. The moment Dr.Suguna heard that she had been brought to the hospital, she ran to see her patient.The doctor could see that this case had now turned complicated.

(8.30 A.M.)

Dr.Suguna's husband is also a doctor. He was also called by Dr.Suguna to assist her in the operation. The pain was now unbearable. So many emotions were taking birth inside her..

She was happy that she was going to bring her first child into this world..

She was in acute pain that was unfathomable..

She was scared.."What if i'm not alive to see my baby??".. and such questions clouded her mind even more.

(9.30 A.M.)
Dr. Suguna came to Mr.Viswanathan and informed him that his daughter's case was a very serious one. It was a question of life and death for her.
She was in a serious condition and it was possible only for either of them to survive..either the baby or the mother.
He was made to complete all formalities before the doctor could begin the surgery. His hands shivered while he was filling the form and signed it.

He said, "Doctor, if it is a question of life and death for her, i would want my daughter and not the baby."

(10.30 A.M.)
Dr. Suguna went inside the operation theatre and the red color light above the door went on..
Each and everyone was praying for her, her husband was called from Delhi..(we have a custom that the first baby is born at the mother's place).
In the midst of the operation, the doctor found that the blood pressure of the patient had shot to 210/180..and the patient got an attack of epilepsy!!

The doctor gave her heart and soul in saving her patient. The operation continued for 2 hours..

"What would i tell Venkatesh if Subha doesn't sur....," thought Mr.Viswanathan. Obviously, he would have had to answer every question that her husband would have asked him if something would have happened to her.

(1.15 P.M.)

The hospital heard an intense, high-sounding and piercing cry of a baby girl.. :)

Mr.Viswanathan, was thrilled when he heard the cry of the baby, but suddenly he was reminded of his daughter.."

The doctor said any one of them would survive and if the baby has..then what happened to Subha..??"He was anxiously waiting for the doctor to come out.

(1.45 P.M.)

Dr.Suguna came with a big smile on her face and said.."Congratulations, Subha and your angel, both are fine."

Mr.Viswanathan could not understand what to do..to cry or to smile!!

He took the angel in his arms and called his son-in-law and told him the good news!!

January 14, 1988

Mr. G.K.Venkatesh reached Chennai. It was a long way before he could reach Erode which is another 260 kms from Chennai. January 14 is the day when Tamilians celebrate Pongal. All modes of transport did not work that day and he had to take lifts from strangers, sit in a lorry and finally after many such hardships, reach Erode.

When he took the angel in his arms, his joys knew no bound and all the fatigue had vanished.

January 15, 1988

Subha regained consciousness after 3 days. She did not know what had happened to her baby. Mr.Venkatesh came in, gave her the baby in her hand and he became the sole eye-witness to what his wife felt at that moment. (Ahh, i wish i could have seen her at that time.)

January 12, 2009

The angel is now going to turn 21..!! Her name is Aarthi Venkatesh..!!

They love their angel and their angel loves them too..!!


My dad's name is Mr. G.K.VENKATESH and my mom's name is Mrs. SUBHASHINI VENKATESH.I dedicate this post to them. It is because of them what i am today and I thank them for everything that they have given me..!!

P.S. : I just wanted to share this incident with you.

And the biggest and beshtesht P.S. : I have tears in my eyes just when i have just completed writing this post..!!


  1. Beautiful! What a loving tribute - I also had tears from reading ...

  2. touching post...i undrstnd how spl it must b for u.... :)

  3. Awwww... Knowing yr birth story is always a nice thing.. It seems like a story out of the movie :P But so touching!

  4. Thank you all..
    I'm so glad that you all took out time to go through my post.

    This is a thanksgiving post to my parents and they would be reading it on my birthday..

    Thank you for your valuable comments..

  5. Good post – historical!

    Thanks for sharing … I understand the emotions behind this; but would like you to go through the same once again and mend a few grammatical mistakes that are present there …


  6. hey this is a very emotional post aarti...

    happy birthday in advance...! :)

  7. awww so cute aarthi...no wonder this angel is a sweet girl too :)

    nice post.... and nice tribute.....i guess how happy mr venkatesh wud be on 12th jan 2009 and how he was on 12 jan 1988

    superb aarthi......ahaan hmm apram ni oru special girl ...hmmm nalla post yaar

  8. hey really touching aarthi, i understand the emotions behind the post it will be a real special day for you :)

    gr8 post
    happy birthday in advance :)

  9. @ Tan

    Ya i would surely mend those mistakes as and when i get a bit of time..

    Thank you all once again..
    And also thanx for your birthday wishes!! :)

  10. nice read...poignant... best of luck for your life.
    and one thing i appreciate is d fact that u did thank ur parents..!! dats what youngsters like us usually frget 2 do dese daz.....!!

    Good Post grl..will come back soon...

  11. poignantttttt!

    i loved it, cried of course!
    welcome in!

    into the world
    and into the world of words :)

  12. happy birthday aarthi

    the story was very touching...i love happy endings! it i s such a nice tribute to ur parents


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