I believe that pictures speak a lot and I am very generous with the number of pictures that I use in all my blogs.
But this post of mine has only one picture.
We sometimes instantly strike a chord with some people, at short acquaintance. Rajesh was one such guy. Very good at his work, highly skilled, but never a show off. The way he used to apply common sense and logic to get any problem solved was something that always impressed me. A very soft spoken guy, but always in the forefront to help anyone in need was his hallmark. Being a nature lover, he never missed a chance to take part in treks including a few to the Himalayan base camps.
His involvement in a train accident was something many could not comprehend. At Vaibhavwadi railway station (Sindhudurg district) he fell and got trapped between the train and the platform.
A major portion of his right lower leg had been severely damaged and he lost a lot of muscle tissue in addition to multiple compound fractures. The fall on his right side fractured ribs and punctured the lungs, resulting in impaired lung function (Atelectasis) , rupture of intestine and scratches on his liver. Due to all the internal injuries, he had been on ventilator support in the ICU.
On 24th April, the doctors decided to amputate his right lower limb above the knee. By this time the family had already spend something like Rs 7,00,000/- (mostly borrowed from relatives and friends)
With all the best efforts, Rajesh did not pull through and breathed his last a week ago.
His son is currently being trained as a Marine Engineer with the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala Kerala while his daughter has just appeared for the board exam. Even though his wife is employed part time as an accountant, we all wonder how the family is going to pull through.
For all those who want to help (in any way) can contact the following people for the details:
Clifford Samuel Ph: +91 9881004899
Virendra Wayal Ph: +91 9850008609
Mahendra Sokki Ph: +91 8308812657
Or if anyone wants to make a silent contribution, here are the bank details:
ICICI Bank a/c No 000 501 504 010
A/c name: Rajesh Manku Chaugule / Anita Rajesh Chaugule (joint account)
IFSC : ICIC0000005
Branch : Bund Garden Pune, India