One was India’s most voted sound engineer fulfilling his father’s dream and the other the spouse of a top politician, seeking to empower women in her own ways.
Resul Pookutty and Elizabeth Antony were the centre of attraction during the enrolment session at the Kerala high court on Sunday morning, when a total of 406 candidates took the oath as advocates.
Resul Pookutty says he is viewing the legal profession seriously, though this may be of some worry to his fans who are more interested in seeing him take his highly acclaimed musical career to new heights.
“It was my father’s dream to make me an advocate. Now that I have done the course, I intend to have regular practice and would like to specialise in constitution law and public administration,” he told Deccan Chronicle as fans mobbed him in the court premises.
Sixty-year-old Elizabeth, a member of the 1993-96 batch of the Kerala Law Academy, was following the path of her famous spouse when she chose to enroll.
“He became a lawyer very early in his life and by the time we were married, he had already become a political activist. I too intend to involve myself in social activities through the legal profession,” Elizabeth who retired from her bank job after 35 years last October, told Deccan Chronicle.
Elizabeth aims to take up the cause of destitute and poor women through her four-year-old NGO ‘Navoothan Charitable Foundation’ which works out of Antony’s Delhi home and has a branch in Thiruvananthapuram.
“It has a legal cell and I will appear for the needy women free of cost. I will be selective as I cannot appear for all who approach me, but try to find out the desperate ones among them who are struggling financially,” she said while coming out of the court along with her elder son Anil Kurien Antony.
Asked whether she missed her husband on the enrollment occasion, she replied, “I miss him always due to his busy political life, but without his backing I couldn’t have enrolled as a lawyer.”