Doctor, dancer and a mother of five from Kerala was was hit by a speeding motorcycle last week
Family and friends are mourning the loss of Mini Vettical, a prominent Indian American doctor, dancer, and a mother of five children, who died in a tragic car crash in Houston, Texas last week.
An “angel,” “selfless” and “humble and kind” are some of the words used to describe what 52-year-old Vettical, a native of Ramamangalam in Kerala, meant to everyone around her.
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“She was that kind of a unique individual, and she never expected anything from anybody else, including from family,” her husband, Celestine, told KHOU 11, a Houston-based TV channel.
An avid dancer, painter, blogger, Vettical was seemingly good at everything she did, Celestine said. “It’s like, anything she touches, she puts her heart into it.”
A Baylor faculty member, who worked primarily at Harris Health clinics, Vettical was on her way home from work when she died in a crash in southeast Houston after being hit by a speeding motorcycle, KHOU 11 reported citing police.
In addition to medically helping underserved populations throughout Houston, family and friends said Vettical was actively involved in organizations like Pratham Houston and the Houston Area Women’s Center. She was also a class volunteer and involved in the church and dancing theatre.
No matter how much Vettical had on her plate, her daughter Pooja — the eldest of Vettical’s five kids — said she always made time for her most important job of all – being a mom.
“She’s beautiful on the outside, but surely the most beautiful person on the inside,” Pooja said. “I’ll always have her as my inspiration. And I know I will never live up to it, but I know that she will always be there as a role model.”
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”Dr. Vettical was devoted to caring for the underprivileged and underserved in Harris County at multiple health centers. The Baylor Family Medicine community is in shock and disbelief,” Baylor stated.
“Her beloved personality will be tremendously missed by faculty and staff. She leaves a gap that is hard to fill among her colleagues and patients,” it added.
According to her obituary posted on the Dignity Memorial website, Vettical was born in Kuwait in 1970, and received her medical degree from the University of Texas. She specialized in Internal Medicine.