“Victorious'' Kamala Harris Poster In Tamil Nadu, Her Niece Tweets Photo – NDTV
Meena Harris, the niece of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, on Sunday shared a photo of a poster that has come up in Tamil Nadu featuring the California senator calling her “victorious”.
Meena, a 35-year-old lawyer based in California, tweeted to say that the photo of the poster was sent to her from Tamil Nadu. The poster has photos of Harris with a text in the Tamilian script–“PV Gopalan”s granddaughter is victorious”.
The poster cropped up days after Kamala was picked by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as his running mate in the US election. Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California Senator Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the country.
“I was sent this from Tamil Nadu where our Indian family is from. It says “PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious”. “I knew my great grandfather from our family trips to Chennai when I was young–he was a big figure for my grandma and I know they’re together somewhere smiling now,” Ms Meena tweeted.
Kamala’s mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Shyamala became a leading cancer researcher and activist.
Shyamala was the daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant.
Speaking during an event on Saturday, Kamala recalled her “long walks” with her grandfather during her childhood visits to India.