Mangaluru: Woman's plea to save husband's life goes viral, people pool in Rs 14 lac in 24 hours

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK/SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 17: A woman was in dire straits and needed money urgently to save the life of her husband, who was in hospital. Pleas for help made on her behalf through video clips appeared in Facebook and WhatsApp, and evoked magical response. The Tuluvas showed that they can be counted upon when the occasion so demands, by throbbing to the condition of the woman and contributing Rs 14 lac to her account within a day.

Sadly, the woman's effort to save her husband who was suffering from heart disease went in vain as he breathed his last on Wednesday Septmber 16.

Ranjesh Shetty from Karkala was suffering from kidney and heart conditions for a year and the family had already spent Rs 10 lac on his treatment. His conditionn worsened recently and he also had tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to a private hospital in the city for treatment. The doctors advised him to be admitted into the intensive care unit in view of his critical condition. The family is very poor, and the lady, Geetha, was struggling to pool the money needed.

Due to financial problems, Geetha sold her jewellery for Rs 50,000 to pay forr ICU charges, even as Ranjesh's condition deteriorated. Geetha informed her problems to a person named Kabir who works in a pharmacy, who in turn informed social worker Asif of 'Apathbandava'. Immediately Asif responded and visited the hospital.

Asif recorded a video of Geetha requesting for help and streamed the clip on social media, duly providing mobile and bank account numbers. In the the video, Geetha was seen pleading with people for help to save her husband, and the people readily responded.

The video was posted on social media on Tuesday 8 pm, and went viral immediately. Within 24 hours of the video being uploaded, a whopping Rs 14 lac was credited to Geetha's account. Later Asif circulated one more video thanking every donor for helping the lady.

Aikala Harish Shetty, Global Buntara Sangha president, contributed Rs 50,000 personally immediately after the video was uploaded. On behalf of the Sangha, another Rs 25, 000 was contributed the next day.

But tragically, Geetha's efforts to save her husband went in vain, as he breathed his last on Wednesday.

The family is grief-stricken at the loss but the silver lining is that we have enough people who are ready to help others and there is no dearth of good people who want others to live and be happy like themselves, in spite of an environment of cut throat competition we normally witness in general.





Comment on this article

  • Gregory, Bejai Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    It quite evident that humanity has no barrier.
    The presence of mind of Asif for a noble cause is worth a praise. May the Almighty bless all doners

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    May his soul rest in peace and may almighty give strength to his family members.

    Death is 100% sure to all of us, We don't know how and when it will occur. Death is painful for loved once but good relief for that person. Death is the endpoint of birth and no one can escape from it.

    Do all the good deeds when you can so all can live happy life.

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  • Mitan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    This is the true spirit of Tulunadu!!

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  • Shreyas Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Thank you Asif bhai

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    The correct use of Whatsapp is socializing like this....pls dont misuse and spread hatred using social apps

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  • Ibrahim neklaje, Neklaje /kanyana

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Great effort by Asif. May allah bless you

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Sad to hear the death of Geethas husband.Let us forget at this moment about religion of any helper, saviour or anyone who helped this lady.Important was all who heard this call to save a person ,reacted super fast .That shows us you dont walk alone when need is there.Heartfelt sympathy to the woman and may God give her enough strenght to bear the pain ,and may his soul rest in peace.At present one cant do more than console her and family.But she did everything what in her position stand.That she must accept Gods wish was another.

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  • Arit, Doha/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Hats off to you Asif. In today’s world we have forgotten the religion of Humanity. This is a true example of our people of Tulunadu. We love to hear such great things happening in our place. Unfortunately the efforts could not save the person, but humanity remains. Our Tulunadu people are kind and generous, let’s continue with this religion of humanity.

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020


    Humanity Still Exists
    Appreciate every one of you lovely people


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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Great example of unity among diversity.
    Asif and others, also daijiworld for highlighting this issue in the media.
    When someone helps somebody who is in need he not only helps person in need also sets a good example for others to follow, that's what Asif and the Pharmacist has done , these are gems in our society, lets recognize it.

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Thank You My Muslim Brothers and all over the world God Bless You all

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  • rovil pinto, mangalore,Valencia/Oman

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    thank you very much social worker Asif of 'Apathbandava'. all mighty god bless you and your family . and all the people who have helped the woman when she need the most help with your great contribution.

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  • Tauro john ,Malad, mangalore/malad

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    God bless you Asif and Kabir for your efforts towards humanity. Its sad to know Ranjesh shetty died, may his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to his family.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    What a good article, god bless those who all helped in this time,

    My Question Why The Medical Facilities So F..g Expensive?????????????????????????

    Why can not a common man had to go through all these ??????????????? Why????????????

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    let's not hate. it is good for the land and the people. This act exemplifies communal harmony and kindness.

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  • Mohammed Safwan, Mangalore Jokatte

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    Ma sha allah

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Sep 17 2020

    It was indeed a heart-wrenching appeal when this was circulated yesterday. Hats of to Asif & Kabir and his team who made this plea and spread the news. Unfortunately it could not help saving her husband, but atleast some relief in terms of finance for the distressed family. I hope and pray Geetha come out of this distress as soon as possible and the received help may help her to to get back to living. Saute the donors who helped irrespective of caste and creed.

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