Mumbai railway accident victims get more Aid

MUMBAI: It was another positive day for train mishap victims Tanvir Shaikh and Monika More. Shaikh (31), who lost his legs in an accident at Kurla station, got supplies of B negative blood and Rs 35,000 donation. A cheque for Rs 50,000 signed by Juhi Chawla arrived at Monika’s flat in Bhandup.

“We are not sure if our benefactor is the actor herself but we are grateful for her support,” said Monika’s uncle Vishwas Jadhav, adding that donations have now swelled up to Rs 10.5 lakh.

Monika (16), who slipped in a gap between the train and Ghatkopar station’s platform, needs prosthetic arms that will cost her Rs 24 lakh. Many organizations have come forward to help the Bhandup teenager with fundraising programmes. “A Pune group has promised to raise funds for her on Republic Day while a Mumbai entrepreneur has also promised a similar thing,” Jadhav added.

Meanwhile, Tanvir’s day started with Sion Hospital doctors finding two bottles of the rare B negative blood for him. “Doctors told us they will give him the transfusion on Thursday,” said Tanvir’s brother Sadiq.

The Govandi resident, who is the father of three, is likely to undergo a surgery as well. Saqid added that a potential blood donor dropped into to meet Tanvir. He has promised to donate blood whenever Tanvir needs it, said Saqid.