Paniya tribe. Languages: Paniya, Tamil, Malayalam, Bettakurumba. Cheeru has studied until the 9th standard and she has been working at ASHWINI for the past 26 years. She was one of the initial few people selected as a nurse when ASHWINI began its training program and is currently working as a health animator in the Gudalur area. In the past she has worked in the hospital for 6 years and has also worked in Devala and Srimadurai areas as a health animator and tribal counsellor.