KUALA LUMPUR – It was a Thaipusam to remember for many Hindu devotees who helped a woman successfully deliver a healthy baby girl inside a car right outside the Sri Subramaniyar Temple at Batu Caves yesterday (Jan 18).
Upon hearing the cries for help, he quickly rushed over and found a Malay woman heavily in labor and her panicked husband by her side.
“My ‘sisters’ and I quickly covered the windscreen with vesthi given by our ‘brothers’ who happened to walk by. I then looked for a knife to sever the umbilical cord as soon as the child was born and thankfully, I was able to find one,” he wrote.
Savantharaja, who is a reporter for Makkal Osai, was also happy to report that the entire birthing process went smoothly.
I kept on telling the “kakak” (big sister) that she and her baby were blessed.
He added that an ambulance arrived immediately after the baby’s birth and even took a selfie with the father before the family went to the hospital.
The post has since garnered 3.4k reactions, 593 comments and 1.8k shares.
Netizens were touched by the multicultural spirit displayed and showered words of blessing on the family and the kind individuals who helped out in the birthing process.
Many were also proud to see people from different races and religions banding together to help each other, thus embodying the true Malaysian spirit.
WeirdKaya has reached out to Savantharaja for further comments but has yet to receive a reply at the time of writing.
Cover image via FB/ LK Savantharaja
Editor: Sarah Yeoh