Gomathi hails from periyar nagar, her son shanmugam is visually impaired and unable to speak. When her husband came to know of their son’s condition, he disowned them and remarried. At that time Gomathi was very young and an illiterate.
“Bagya laksmi” ‐ her name means goddess of luck in her native language, but Baghaylaksmi is a 34 year widow who always thought the goddess of luck had left her long ago. She hails from an interior village called Chithur near Madurai.
Priya is the resident of Rajanagar village. Her father is a mason and her mother works as a daily wage construction laborer. Her father left the mother and their children few years ago due to a family unrest.