Son becomes Union minister, fiercely ‘independent’ parents toil in Tamil Nadu fields

As the sun blazed down on her, L Varudammal, 59, plucked weeds and cleared bushes in a field at Konur village of Namakkal district. She was dressed in a red sari, a shabby white shirt buttoned over her choli and a red towel wrapped around her head. In another field, her husband, Loganathan, 68, shoveled sand and levelled the ground.

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