Ms. Pappammal had also been politically and socially active in the early part of her life.
And she has no qualms sharing her secret for longevity: Hard work, being straight forward and staying clear of mental worries.
She also runs the provision store and the eatery.
So at 103, Ms. Pappammal is busy doing what she knows best—labouring at her field in Thekkampatti, a village on the foothills of western ghats and on the banks of river Bhavani.
She inherited the provision store in Thekkampatti after the demise of her grandmother.
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