Karkala: Your generous help can save snake-catcher Anil Prabhu from misery

Daijiworld Media Network – Karkala (SB)

Karkala, May 14: Well-known snake-catcher Anil Prabhu, popularly known as ‘snake’ Anil, is struggling to get back to his health after he was bitten by a snake last month.

Anil was trying to catch a Spectacled Cobra that was trapped in a net at Tellaru, near Kuntalpady on April 14. By the time Anil arrived the spot, the reptile had struggled its way out from the plastic net. When he tried to pull the net, the snake bit his forehand. But without stopping his mission, Anil succeeded to rescue the snake and later got himself admitted to Karkala Nursing Home.

The doctors at Karkala Nursing Home attended to Anil and got him shifted to a private hospital in Mangaluru and he was later taken to Yenepoya Hospital for further treatment. Doctors succeeded to save Anil from death but the poisoned bite of the snake has affected Anil Prabhu’s kidneys. Decay has also started in his hand where the snake had bitten. Anil has already spent more than Rs 3 lac for medicine and treatment. Financially, he is not in condition to bear future medical expenses which will cross lacs. At the same time doctors have suggested that delay of medicines will pave the way for decay of other body parts too.

Anil Prabhu is famed for his missions for saving snakes straying into human inhabited areas in Karkala and Moodbidri. He has captured and rescued more than 1500 straying snakes. He has been bitten many times by venomous snakes and he lost his thumb years back to a snake bite. His efforts to capture venomous snakes from human habitations and to educate people about snakes and their behaviour are widely acknowledged.

In recognition of his services to the society and special skills to catch the reptiles, Forest Department used to summon Anil to catch snakes which accidentally enter human inhabited areas and later he would release the reptiles into the forests.

Putting his life in risk many times, Anil Prabhu has rescued people from the bites of venomous snakes. At the same time he has ensured the snakes were sent safely in the forests. But now Anil Prabhu’s life is under danger. Only generous people can save him and give him a new life.

The kind-hearted readers of Daijiworld and donors are requested by the family of Anil Prabhu to help him financially to bear the costly treatment cost in order to save his life. This will help Anil to get a second life and the strength to earn livelihood for self and family.

Bank details:

Account Name: Anil Prabhu A
Bank account No: 4042500101856001
Name of the bank: Karnataka Bank
Branch: Karkala
IFSC Code: KARB0000404

Mobile: 0091-9964069586


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  • Anup, Bangalore

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Transferred 1000. Wish you speedy recovery

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  • Jian, Karkal

    Tue, May 14 2019

    May God bless him recover back to good health. God will definitely bless all those who can donate handsomely.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Anil Prabhu is surely restored wjth good health because of his yeomen service to the society.

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  • suresh, Mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2019

    tranferred 1000 online just now. god bless.

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  • not required in public domain, mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2019

    i just transferred Rs 3000/- , a small amount to the above account using BHIM.

    his help to the needy can not be compensated by any amount of money.

    wish him speedy , complete recovery.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, May 14 2019

    This is one noble cause for a person who is selflessly serving the society. I will do my part in a while. requesting generous readers in the Forum , especially in the vicinity of Anil Prabu's area, who has taken his services in the past, who might take his services in future if he makes it up , & recovers please donate your best. Do not think he is not related to us, you never know how or when you may/or have needed him/such people who dare to risk their lives for others.

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