A friend of the Patel family who was a champion swimmer in his youth. Pi calls him Mamaji, which means “respected uncle,” and Mamaji teaches Pi to swim and to love the water. He is also responsible for Pi’s unusual name. Francis is the man who first tells Pi’s story to the author in India, promising that the tale is one to “make you believe in God.”
Francis Adirubasamy Quotes in Life of Pi
The Life of Pi quotes below are all either spoken by Francis Adirubasamy or refer to Francis Adirubasamy. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Harcourt edition of Life of Pi published in 2001.).
Author’s Note Quotes
He took in my line of work with a widening of the eyes and a nodding of the head. It was time to go. I had my hand up, trying to catch my waiter’s eye to get the bill.
Then the elderly man said, “I have a story that will make you believe in God.”
Francis Adirubasamy Character Timeline in Life of Pi
The timeline below shows where the character Francis Adirubasamy appears in Life of Pi. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.