Literacy exam topper Karthyayani Amma and national-award winning singer Nanjiyamma were the highlights of Kerala's float that was in the shape of a Beypore Uru.
Though she has never studied in a school, Kuttiyamma can read. But did not know how to write. Saksharatha prerak Rehna taught her how to wrote.
She was 107 years old and breathed her last late on Thursday night at her house due to age-related ailments.
As per the 2011 census, there were 6,12,624 illiterates in Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad and Malappuram districts and 4,27,166 of them were women.
She has now got the acknowledgement receipt for the Aadhaar enrolment and the card is expected to be issued in the next two days, a KSLM official said.
Rajesh, son of Niranjan and Lilly Mohanty of Dhantaling village in Odisha, had to quit his studies in his home state after Class 7.
When people of his age are well into retirement, Pillai is gearing up to realise his childhood dream of becoming an engineer.
At the age of 77, she learned swimming and obtained a certificate. She also completed a fashion designing course via Kudumbashree.
Leela, 79, along with her daughter Bhavana, 59; and Rajamma,79, with her daughter Vasanthi, 59, wrote the exam at the Kanyarnada community hall at Pachalloor in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Western media had mixed opinions regarding the relatively poor state with a high literacy rate.