Fishermen call Bay of Bengal- Penn Kadal, which means a ‘feminine sea’ as it is calmer than Indian Ocean, which always is choppy. However the Bay of Bengal chooses forgo it's calmness once in while and causes destruction. It did so in1964. A massive cyclone changed the fate of this place forever. It destroyed Dhanushkodi, killed nearly 1800 people , swept away a train called Boat Mail Express, which was carrying a lot of students who used to travel from Dhanushkodi to Rameswaram everyday.