Remembering The world’s longest served Hotel Employee 'Kottapattu Chattu Kuttan' on his Birthday Today!
Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan was an iconic Sri Lankan doorman at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. He was undoubtedly one of the oldest and most famous hotel employees in the world. He became the trademark of Sri Lanka's hospitality industry and was known for his friendly manner, an excellent memory for guests, and white hair with a handlebar mustache. His photograph adorned the covers of many travel magazines all over the world.
He had been part of Galle Face Hotel’s culture since 1942, working as a waiter, bell boy, and finally as a doorman for seven decades.
The legendary hotel doorman, who served world leaders like Princess Elizabeth, Emperor Hirohito, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Richard Nixon at the famous Galle Face Hotel in Colombo since 1942, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on 18 November 2014."
Isn't this a great purpose achieved by a simple soul?
If you have any fond memories related to him kindly please share? Pictures are most welcome?
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