Have You Heard Of The Pen Hospital?

What do you associate hospitals with? Sick people, pets, doctors, syringes, and the list goes But, do you know about a pen hospital? Yes, an exclusive hospital to treat your pens. There is a unique place in Thrissur that services and repairs pens, quite like a hospital model. Various well-known personalities have visited this pen hospital to treat their pens. As absurd as it sounds, it’s actually true.

K A Nasar has numerous stories to tell about his experiences with his pen patients. Each pen that he has repaired has an emotional story behind it. KA Nasar is the doctor at the pen hospital located in Thrissur Palace road. He began his journey as a pen doctor 41 years ago, and the past years have gifted him some valuable memories with so many renowned personalities. 

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Pen Hospital
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Short History Of The Pen hospital

This place was established in the year 1959 by Nasar’s father Abdulla, who learned how to repair pens during his time in Kolkata. In the year 1979, KA Nasar took over his father’s responsibility and began his journey as the present-day pen doctor. 

The Glorious Past Of The Pen Hospital

As this was the only pen hospital that existed in India, various prominent personalities had visited the place to repair their pens. One of the most memorable moments for Nazar was his experience with the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam. Kalam had visited the pen shop to repair a valuable pen he had received from the President of France. Eminent writers such as Sara Joseph, Vaishakan, etc. are some of the commons visitors.

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Nazar’s father also shared valuable moments with famous individuals. Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Cochin Maharaja, Vailoppilli Sreedhara Menon, Kunjunni Mash, etc. are some of the earliest visitors of the iconic place.

The Nostalgic Factor

With everything going online, the usage of pens has become a rarity. That said, there exists a fondness towards pens that hold an emotional value now. We associate those pens with, nostalgia, and preserving the nostalgia for a lifetime would be a blessing. The value of a pen hospital in the digital world, therefore, becomes prominent even today.

If you are searching for a place to repair your valuable pen, come to Nasar’s pen hospital in Thrissur and nourish the nostalgia.

Athul Madhav
A dancer, an aspiring actor, and a media enthusiast. My love for art made me a writer.


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