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A Pune NGO garners `2 lakh for man who lost both legs

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 10:54am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

  • Sachin Kamble who lost both his legs in the mishap Naresh Natu dna

Pune: After reading the plight of 32-year-old Sachin Kamble, Puneites have come forward to help his family. Kamble lost both his legs in a recent train accident. 
A city-based non-government organisation (NGO) which is helping Kamble’s family has received Rs2 lakh from various donors.
dna on April 30 had reported how Mere Apne, a city-based NGO is helping accident victim Sachin Kamble by bearing his medical expenses as well as opening a bank account for him. 
Kamble who was a painter by profession had fallen down from a local train on Kanhe railway station. Doctors from Sassoon General Hospital have declared him 90 per cent disable. 
Balasaheb Runwal, founder of the NGO, said, “We have received over 40 calls in a span of one week where citizens have assured help to Kamble. My friends have also come forward and they have raised nearly Rs2 lakh which will be deposited in his account.”
Nilesh Navlakha, producer of National Award winning Marathi movie Fandry has already announced to donate his share of the award money to Kamble. 
Navlakha said, “Apart from donating the award money, I have spoken to some of the big names in Marathi film industry and very soon Puneites will find these celebrities helping Kamble and his family.”

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