Mangaluru: Heartbreaking - Physically challenged siblings live in dire straits at Kodikal

Stany Bela

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Mangaluru, Mar 19: If one sees the skyscrapers and density of vehicles, the city of Mangaluru is developing at a fast pace. But in the midst of hailing the development works and projects, many a times people forget about those who struggle for one square meal. Kiran and Charan, the physically challenged siblings in Kodikal, is a duo, forgotten and ignored, with nobody around them to pay heed to their grievances.

Charan (27), physically challenged by birth, is mute and cannot stand and Kiran (35), also physically challenged, live at Katte near Kodikal.

The two brothers have been living here since many years with their mother. The lives of the brothers took a miserable turn after their mother passed away last month. Now there is no one to take care of the brothers who are struggling to get one meal a day.

When a team from Daijiworld visited the brothers’ house, Kiran, the elder brother narrated their ordeal. “After our mother passed away, there is no one to give us food, bath and help us with our daily needs. Our aunt Nalini, residing in the neighbourhood used to visit us daily with food and water. She had a bad fall near her house and she is bed-ridden now. My younger brother Charan, due to his disability, cannot move freely and passes urine and stool inside the house.

"This is not our house. It was given by one of our relatives following continuous requests from our mother. Our mother was our only hope. She served us till last month. We are now orphans. Charan cannot speak or stand properly. He is in pain the entire night due to some nerve related problem. Meanwhile, I cannot move my right hand after I suffered a fracture two years ago. With my aunt bed-ridden, we do not get food to eat now. It is very difficult to manage my brother and clean the house. The house here is stinking badly as no one has come since a week. We helpless and waiting for death,” he said.

When the team visited the duo’s aunt Nalini, she said, “Charan and Kiran were looked after by their mother. But unfortunately she died last month and the brothers were left orphans. I started to serve them food and clean their house. After suffering a bad fall, doctors advised to me bed rest for six months. Now no one goes to their house. They will die if they are not given food and water. It is my request to NGOs and governmental bodies functioning in the city to kindly look into the matter.”

Anand, the social worker through whom Daijiworld came to know the plight of the brothers, said, “I was helping the brothers from the past many years giving them clothes and groceries. After their mother’s death, there is no to serve them. With no one visiting them from the past one week, foul smell is emanating from the house. It is better for government officials or NGOs to look into this and save the brothers from death.”

The tragic story of Charan and Kiran is one of the heart-rending stories from our smart city. There could be many more similar incidents in pockets of Mangaluru. It is very necessary to rehabilitate these types of people. All we can do is hope that the government and NGOs look into this matter seriously and take Charan and Kiran under their care.


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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 21 2019

    may God bless white doves & all da physically challenged people of india.

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  • Hilda, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    Those who wished to help these brothers financially, please reach out to White Doves - Corrine. You will be directly helping these brothers plus many more such people staying at White Doves.
    God Bless you all.

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  • Jerome Coelho, Nanthur, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    White Doves has reached out to these 2 brothers and have taken them into their care.
    Thank you Mr. Anand Baptist and for highlighting the issue.

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    What a good deed.

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  • Elfreeda D'silva, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    These brothers are shifted to White Doves Home today & will be taken care by Mrs. Corrine Rasquinha founder of the home.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    Well done White Doves for accepting the Physically challenged siblings and volunteered to take care of them.

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  • Prashanth Poojary, DUBAI

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    Dear Daiji,
    Big salute for your usual concern,and stretching hand towards humanity,and needy section.
    If it possible possible please share bank accounts of this brothers,at least we can help out some amount from outside at this juncture.
    Hope and prays for some sort of solution to this miserable condition.

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  • jhanavi, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    RSS will now come to help as its will be highlighted... No hindu organasition will help the needy until unless it becomes a news .. once it becomes a news they will go there click some photos. These organisation are here just to get some rules like girls should wear saree, bindi etc etc... they are not bothered if that same girl is suffering from hunger or their stomach is filled with bribe money....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Mar 21 2019

    @jhanavi mangalore,let us not worry and talk about any politic Partys or others practicals.Now these poor fellows are in good hands and since White dows have taken up their care ,they will do the rest.we ,when can help them or pray to God they get their health back,a shelter and medical care.Let them be happy atleast now in their life once and forever.

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    May God Bless these Physically challenged siblings.
    May God Bless Kiran and Charan.

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  • Edward Maben, Kudla

    Wed, Mar 20 2019

    This is a very tricky situation. The brothers need someone to take care of them constantly. They both are totally helpless to take care of themselves.

    Daijiworld did a good job getting this into light. But there must be some NGO or govt body that can take care of the situation.

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    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Thanks to Anand who brought this situation to light . As per my knowledge he has been a constant visitor to this family. God bless you Anand. Hope some help will come their way.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    I find no words to express their situation and heartrendering.How come noone came in contact with their situation and family ,their problem in such a big city ? social worker was visiting them still people sure visited them for votes or not?Find it very very bad condition in which they live.Here must chowkidar help ,give them a home or help them to find a good home to take care of these poor souls.It looks like if care is given and with medical help elder one is better to be cured.but question is who comes forward for this?some kindhearted soul can help with help of social worker.May God bless them and keep them healthy in future.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    If someone had helped their mother in getting the allowance that the government gives to the handicapped, probably their state would not have been this and perhaps she would have lived a bit longer.

    Please people, help your own brothers than wasting away your time after cows.

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  • Naveen, KUDLLA

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Heart breaking news for every one of us.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Heartrending ...

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    It is very easy for people to say 'Christians are converting" "Mother Theresa is converting". Can those people please take some initiative and help these brothers ? You will get 'punya' for avoiding 2 people from getting converted.

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  • Indian, india

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    They will give excuse that they are suffering because of their past life karmaa and hence we should not interfere in Almighty's judgement. But if christian help immediately they start yelling conversion

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  • Gaurav, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    How can we help them? Would definately want to help them. Salute to their mother.

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  • Indian, India

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    What about rss and various senas who claim to be protectors...they are always missing when most wanted. Still people worship them blindly

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Very bad. There are many NGOs who are doing service to the society, with monetary funding from the government. I know, this is not like looking after an able destitute, only a mother can clean/feed grown up men like them. If a good Samaritan takes up these brothers into his organization, you will be thanked by thousands.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    they can approach snehalaya also. they will definitely help

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  • Rajivr, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    I think Corrine can help... God has blessed her with vast hospital to serve these kinds of people....

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Yes she takes care of similar people.

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  • lawrence lobo, australia

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    please contact white dove.corine maam will suerly do the needfull

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    my heart is breaking becoz dey have no ache din. keede padenge petta sarkarko. cows r more important dan fellow humans. may God bless kiran & charan.

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  • Raj, Banglagudde, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Heartbreaking.. God bless both of them with love, care and happines

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