Singapore love story: Union of Indian widow and her Chinese supervisor touches hearts

In the 1960s, Mr Koh Leng Kiat met Madam Meena Jaganathan, a widow with eight children. Their love blossomed and they wed, and went on to have four biological children.

Story of Indian widow and her Chinese supervisor's union touches many hearts

When Mr Ranjan Jaganathan was 10, a coconut fell on his head and knocked him unconscious. His mother, Madam Meena Jaganathan, later told him that his Chinese stepfather, Mr Koh Leng Kiat, carried him all the way to hospital.

The man he and his seven siblings addressed as "uncle" also paid for his medication and took care of him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'Love, regardless of race and language'. Print Edition | Subscribe