Vastavam web: US Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ poster has been put up in Tamil Nadu calling her “victorious”. Taking to Twitter, Harris’ niece Meena, a 35-year-old lawyer based in California, Meena Harris, shared a picture on Twitter and wrote, “I was sent this from Tamil Nadu where our Indian family is from. It says PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious.”
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for US. Kamala’s mother, Shyamala Gopalan, daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant, was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Shyamala became a leading cancer researcher and activist in the US. Speaking during an event Harris recalled I would go on long walks with my grandfather, who at that point was retired, and we take morning walks where I pulled his hand and he would tell me about the heroes who are responsible for the birth of the world’s biggest democracy.