Mangalore : Survivors Thank God and Leave...

Mangalore : Survivors Thank God and Leave

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MANGALORE, May 25 (Times of India): Not many get a chance to cheat death. But Pradeep, 28, Moin Kutty, 48, and Krishnan, 49, three of the eight survivors on board IX-812, not only did so, but are now looking forward to start their lives afresh. These survivors were given a fond farewell on Tuesday at SCS Hospital where they were admitted for treatment. However, they are yet to fully overcome the trauma of Black Saturday.

The three were unanimous that the fateful last few minutes prior to the crash, and their survival, will haunt them for the rest of their lives. So fazed are they by the entire incident that they are yet to make up their minds on whether they would like to board a flight again. Incidentally, all three hold paying jobs back in the Gulf, and a decision not to return has major financial implications, as they agreed.

Interestingly, now that they have had a rebirth of sorts, they have left the final decision on getting airborne again to their families. Krishnan's wife Bindu, Pradeep's brother Chandrakanth, and Moin Kutty's wife Bee Fathu are, indeed, happy to see their loved ones firmly on terra firma. Bee Fathu said the family, which depended on Kutty's Gulf earnings, would assess their next step after taking a breather.


Another aspect of their renewed tryst with life is further deepening their ties and admiration for the way the Almighty works. The first thing we will do once we reach home is pay our tributes to the Almighty, they said. It will then be some personal moments with our near and dear ones, and some time alone to reflect on the past few days, Krishnan said. Kutty said if he is still alive, it is only due to God's grace.

Krishnan's daughters Kripa, 9, and Keerthi, 13, who appeared a bit taken aback by the overt interest in their father, told TOI they are glad their dad is still with them. It is God's will, was all these young minds could conjure up, when asked if they could comprehend the scale of the tragedy.

As did Bee Fathu: "It is God's will that Kutty is still with us and will reunite with Munnavar and Jumanna, our children.''

The survivors and their family, in their hour of crisis, did not fail to thank the hospital management for the care. They treated us very well, Kutty, Krishnan and Pradeep said. They were particularly thankful to Jeevaraj Sorake, managing director of the hospital who took keen interest in their treatment and recovery. Krishnan has a minor fracture on his left arm, Pradeep has minor burns and Kutty a bruise on his head.

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      Sat, May 29 2010

      God is great I wish all the survivors the best in Years ahead...,Thank you for the wonderful wishes. Let your beautiful movement come to reality.

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    • Sushant, Bejai, Urwa

      Thu, May 27 2010

      Jayaram Kotian and his family were identified and given to thier family and friends. its really shocking, as i remember having had lunch with this wonderful family few years ago. they were a wonderful family and i have also heard that he was a good friend to many. may thier souls rest in peace.

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    • Kusuma Kumari G S V , Nellore/Kerala

      Thu, May 27 2010

      God is great I wish all the survivors the best in Years ahead

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    • Canute Rolin Cardoza, Moodbidri - K.S.A

      Wed, May 26 2010

      God has some purpose in your life, always acknowledge God because he sustained you and protected you from the jaws of death. May God bless all the survivors a wonderful life.

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    • B.Sebastian, Sharjah

      Wed, May 26 2010

      I am a friend of Jayaram Kotian who and his wife with son passed away during the Plane crash. I do not have his contacts in India.What is the latest status? Their bodies have been identified?Can u please give the contacts of his family or anybody else.I came to know about the death through your site only. Thanks for the coverage and congrats for your servioces.My address: B.Sebastian P.O.Box 62587, Sharjah.

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    • Nagesh kumar acharya., Mangalore/Dubai.

      Wed, May 26 2010

      lucky leople all.good luck to urs comming life .

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    • munna, bangalore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      Guys thats the closest anyone can go near death... u know u have seen it & experienced it too ... so lead a good & happy life Be sincere not serious... if u cant do good to anyone its ok But don't do bad either

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    • Shaan, manglore

      Wed, May 26 2010

      1. Blessed is He(God) in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He(God is Able to do all things.

      2. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving(Surah Al-Mulk (Dominion))

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    • Ummer Kunhi , Perinje/Dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      oooop! lucky people u all,start a fresh life no matter u all same like new born babys,may God bless u their case i request respected Govts should provide suitable jobs to them so that they again never see back Gulf in future.

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