They Haven’t Forgotten The 2004 Tsunami

Seventeen years have passed since a tsunami devastated large swathes of southern India and destroyed thousands of lives.

Please click on the images for glimpses of Indians paying homage to those killed in the December 26, 2004 tsunami on its 17th anniversary at Pattinapakkam beach in Chennai, December 26, 2021.

IMAGE: Women immerse flowers in the sea to remember the departed.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Boats anchored at Pattinapakkam beach during the tribute.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: People pour milk into the sea as a part of the tradition to show one’s love and respect for the departed.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: The ritual to pour milk into the sea.
Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: A grandmother and child place a candle to remember the victims.
Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Women pray for the victims.
Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

 

Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

 


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