B. RAVICHANDRAN was working for the Cinema Production Studios in Chennai when he suddenly found some patches on his body. He then was eighteen. He immediatly went to hospital but they sent him back home not recognizing his disease. But when the patches spread out more and more on his body, his uncle brought him to the Leprosy Hospital in Bharathapuram where they diagnosed him with Leprosy. Ramachandran started with the treatment which took three years and was very shocked when after thirty injections the colour of his body became completly blue. He got separeted from his family because they were too worried about of getting the disease themselves. So he had to stay in the colony already from his young age onwards.
Ramachandran became very lonesome, he remembers. Especially having no interaction with „normal“ people anymore outside the colony, was something which hurt him most. He used to be very humorous and this sort of person who loved chatting with people and making fun.
Now, joining the Bindu-Art School he is just happy. It´s still like a dream to him that he has again contact to other people outside the colony through his paintings who even give him such great respect. Painting gives Ramachandran good feelings and this is what he wants to show, tell and give the people who buys his paintings.
ROLE NUMBER : 038
NAME: B. Ravichandran
DATE OF BIRTH & PLACE: 1.1.1944, Chennai
MARTIAL STATUS: married
CHILDREN: two daughters
YEAR OF INFECTION: 1962
WHEN DID YOU COME TO THE COLONY: five years ago –
WHY: After his diagnoses he left his family, so they would not get affected.
YOU LIVE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THE COLONY: no; His wife works in Chennai and the daughters are married.
HAVE YOU EVER PAINTED BEFORE: no
WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEARN PAINTING: He wants to do something and earn some money.
SPECIALS: He has no fingers at all.