Being a nurse is not easy. Apart from the knowledge and skills, it requires patience, undying altruism, and love for humanity and life.

Lini Puthussery, is one such soul for whom her duty as a nurse was above everything else.


According to a report by NDTV, she was one of the three nurses who had fallen sick after tending to the patients diagnosed with the Nipah virus in Kerala.

Lini, who was working at the Taluk Hospital, was on a night duty when the first of the patients infected with symptoms of Nipah virus arrived at the hospital. Lini sat through the night, taking care of these patients.


Soon after, she too became unwell and was reportedly infected with the Nipah virus. She didn’t even let her sisters see her just to ensure that they do not catch the deadly virus.

What is more heart-wrenching is that she died without even getting a chance to meet her husband and sons, Rithul (5) and Sidharth (2).


Unable to meet her husband, Lini wrote a letter to him from the ICU. These were her final words.

Sajeeshetta, am almost on the way. I don’t think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please take care of our children. Poor Kunju, please take him to the Gulf with you. Don’t be all alone like our father. Please. With lots of love.

Her poignant letter has been shared across social media with the hashtag #RIPAngelLini, and many believe that it epitomises the young woman’s dedication to her profession.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also praised the brave lady.

People all over the Internet are talking about her sacrifice and commitment.

RIP Lini. Your selfless service will always be remembered.

Note: There was an error in the translation of the nurse’s note. This has since been rectified.