The author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. YakhmiThe author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. Yakhmi
The author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. Yakhmi
J. V. Yakhmi
Opinion

Opinion

J. V. Yakhmi

Coronavirus: We need social crusaders like my mother who saved me from TB in 1950s India

  • My mother Biji imposed strict rules in our home after my father contracted TB – rather like the current Covid-19 precautions
  • Until there’s a Covid-19 vaccine, we need people like her to convince those nonchalant about face masks or social distancing to cooperate

The author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. YakhmiThe author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. Yakhmi
The author with his mother, Mrs Shimla Vati, fondly called Biji, in 1969. Photo courtesy of J.V. Yakhmi
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