Man who dug tons of of ‘surangas’ to faucet ingesting water passes away in Kasaragod

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C. Kunhambu, 72, of Kundamkuzhi in Bedadka, who was well-known for his expertise to assemble ‘Surangas’ (horizontal tunnels) by way of laterite hills to faucet ingesting water was discovered useless at his dwelling.

In accordance with the police, he was discovered hanging when his family members returned to his home on Wednesday. Although he was rushed to a hospital, he was declared introduced useless.

Kunhambu had mastered the artwork of developing surangas, a labour-intensive work utilizing a pickaxe, which helped many to fulfill the ingesting water necessities. It’s a conventional approach of discovering the useful resource in water-scarce areas with out extreme exploitation of land.

Tunnels constructed horizontal to the bottom as an alternative of digging vertically are often known as surangas. He constructed tunnels by way of which water flowed perennially in a small stream, with out using a pump. The water is then collected in mud reservoirs known as Madhaka.

Kunhambu used to work alone on surangas that had been simply huge sufficient for one individual. He had discovered the ability on the age of 14 whereas helping his uncle. Subsequently, tons of of horizontal tunnels had been inbuilt Kasaragod, Kannur, and districts of Karnataka.

Individuals who have watched him work mentioned that when he stops and stands on his toes, he knew precisely the place the water was, whether or not it’s underneath the bottom or inside enormous rocks.

Many individuals come in the hunt for Kunhambu even to this point in time when tube wells are widespread. He’s survived by his spouse Sharada and youngsters Dayamani, Vasanthi, and Ratheesh.

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