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MH370: No Gudi Padwa for Shirsaths

Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 8:17am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Shirsath family denies compensation and decide against celebrating Gudi Padwa. Family members of Kranti Shirsath, who was onboard the missing Malaysian aircraft, decide to refrain from all festivities till they get any concrete info

When the entire country will be celebrating Gudi Padwa, the Marathi New Year on Monday, the city-based Shirsath family has decided to stay away from any such festivities. The family has decided not to celebrate any festival until they get any concrete information about one of their family members Kranti, who was onboard the missing Malaysian aircraft. The family has also denied the compensation announced by the the Malaysian government to the victims.

Though the Malaysian government has announced that the flight has sunk into the Indian Ocean with no survivors, there has been no clear evidence about the crash. Kranti Shirsath was one of the five Indians who were onboard the Malaysian flight. The family members of Kranti Shirsath are still living on a hope of some positive news about Kranti.

Speaking to dna, Kranti's brother-in-law Satish Shirsath said, "The family wants to know what happened to the flight and until we do not learn about it, we are putting off all the celebrations. Though the concerned authorities are keeping us updated, the only thing we are urging the government is for some concrete details of the airplane. The search should be on until they are able to explain to us what exactly has happened to the flight."

Despite having made written communication to the authorities of Indian government, he had received no acknowledgment, added Satish Shirsath.

"Everybody seems busy in the election works and our hope for any support is diminishing. We are only left with foreign news media for updates," he lamented.Asking about the monetary compensation announced by the Malaysian government Shirsath said, "We will not accept any kind of compensation. We only want to know the fate of our beloved family member and the mising Malaysian flight."The ill fated Malaysian airline flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers, had gone missing on March 8.
 


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