How does a young person, who is born deaf and dumb communicate his feelings? How does he express his artistic skills? More so for a young person whose parents are coolies and uneducated. How do they raise such a child? It is a very difficult question, particularly to most of us, who do not have this disability. There are so many questions to it.
But when we see A K Arun at his art, all questions cease to exist.
Shri A K Arun was born on April 10, 1987, (29 years) at Villiappally (Vadakara) in Kozikode District of Kerala to parents who were very poor. He was born deaf and dumb and perhaps the parents gave up even trying for his treatment. Despite such disability, he attended the Rotary Special School, Vadakara and completed his SSC. He was interested in fine arts like drawing, painting etc., and somehow managed to join the Kerala School of Arts, Thalassery, and completed the Kerala Government Certificate Examination in Fine Arts.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by The Better India. Read the original article here: This Unique Crafts Village in Kerala Sets an Example of How Tourism Can Help Rural Artisans.