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Fandry award money will go to train mishap victim’s aid

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 9:57am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
help pours in | City-based NGO takes the initiative to help Talegaon-based painter who lost both legs in the accident and suffered 90% disability

Pune: He returned from the jaws of death, but with nearly 90 per cent disability and just when the future of this 32-year-old man looked grim, a Pune-based NGO came forward to help him. The NGO has not only paid his bills but also opened an account to help him financially. 
Reacting to the NGO’s appeal, film producer Nilesh Navalakha, who won the national award for Marathi movie- Fandry, has announced to donate the award money to the victim.
Sachin Kamble, was a painter and used to work on contract basis. He was residing in Kanhe near Talegaon. On January 30, Sachin was about to board a local train from Kanhe station when he fell down and came under the train. He was rushed to the hospital where his both legs had to be amputated.
While he was taking treatment, a city-based NGO ‘Mere Apne’ along with other activists approached Kamble and promised him to help in the difficult situation. 
Balasaheb Runwal of Mere Apne said, “Sachin was admitted in Sassoon Hospital where we helped him to get the concession in the medical expenses through Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Yojana. We also paid for the additional medical expenses which were not covered under the scheme.”
However, the NGO realised that only bearing medical expenses was not enough for Kamble and his family as he lost his both legs and fingers of right hand. 
After realising that Kamble is not fit to go back to work and earn for his family, the NGO decided to open a bank account on his and his wife’s names where donations will be deposited. “According to the Sassoon Hospital authorities, Kamble is 90 per cent disabled and he can not even move, therefore we decided to raise funds for his family. We have opened a bank account in Bank of Maharashtra where we will be depositing the money contributed through donations. If Puneites deposit even one rupee each in this account, it will be of great help for the family,” Runwal added.
As the NGO was appealing citizens to come forward and help Kamble, film producer Navalakha has responded to the appeal positively. Navalakha has recently won a national award for the Marathi film Fandry. 
Speaking to dna, Navalakha said, “ We were two producers and therefore the award money of Rs 1.25 lakh will be divided between us. But I have decided to donate my share of the money to Kamble. I will not stop here as I am in talks with other celebrities to work out on how to help Kamble to secure his family’s future.”

Come forward to help
The NGO Mere Apne has appealed the citizens to donate money in Kamble’s bank account. The account for same is 60167772209.
For any kind of help, citizens can contact at 9822077767.


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