Rani was Vijayan's shadow and used to live with him outside the Standard Chartered bank at Fountain where he polishes shoes. On that fateful day, she had followed him when he was on his way to the toilet across the street.
The sweet and gentle Rani was just two and half years old. If you passed by the Standard Chartered bank at Fountain you would have seen her perched up on Vijayan's boot polish dabba. Vijayan loved her with all his heart and she had a 'chaap' of belonging to a boot-polishwala as instead of a belt, she has a shoe lace tied around her neck. Vijayan who was acknowledged as a 'Stray Dog Saviour' by WSD on Stray Dog Day had proudly brought her along to the function and she had shared the limelight with him on stage.