Mangalore: Help young Soumya get new lease of life

Thank You : Readers help Soumya with Rs 2.12 lac...

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Sep 19: Soumya, daughter of well-known face in Cha Parka troupe, the late Mahesh Shaktinagar, needed Rs 2.4 lac to get a lifeline in the form of a surgery (Read the appeal below for more details)

Rs 80,000 was collected by the family through wellwishers, for the balance amount the family had requested daijiworld to carry an online appeal.

After thorough investigation by Daijiworld's Brijesh Garodi, we found that she was in dire need of financial assistance, considering her humble background.

On Thursday September 19 morning, daijiworld put up an appeal, and as always, generous readers responded to the appeal by instantly pledging their support to the cause. Rs 1.8 lac was assured within four hours of the appeal going online. However, the help kept pouring in even after the appeal was officially closed, and as on Friday September 21, the total financial help pledged stands at Rs 2.12 lac.

Daijiworld thanks all the readers for keeping faith in our appeals and supporting the needy time and again.

Acknowledgement from family along with her medical update will be published in the coming weeks.

As her immediate medical expenses have been met through the total amount pledged so far, we will close this appeal. However, those who would like to support the family further may still contribute.

The generous donors :

Rs 2,12,000

  • Manohar Hegde - Dubai - Rs 5000
  • Shivprakash Kumpala - Rs 5000
  • R Dsilva - Mangalore - Rs 2000
  • Almeida Shaktinagar - Rs 2000
  • KB Saudi Arabia - Rs 10,000
  • Nelson Crasta - Dubai - 2500
  • D Saldanha - Hyderabad - Rs 1000
  • Shashikanth Acharya - Bahrain - Rs 1000
  • Wellwisher - Doha - Rs 1500
  • Nelson Pinto - Salalah - Rs 2000
  • William Lobo - Paldane - Rs 1000
  • TA - UAE - Rs 5000
  • Wellwisher - Qatar - Rs 3000
  • AP - Mangalore - Rs 1000
  • Tanya Attavar - Dubai - Rs 3000
  • Prashanth Dsouza - Qatar - Rs 2000
  • Dinesh Fernandes - Abu Dhabi - Rs 10,000
  • Wellwisher - Bahrain - Rs 3000
  • UM - Dubai - Rs 1600
  • Wellwisher - Canada - Rs 2000
  • Ashok Fernandes - Dubai - Rs 5000
  • Rodrigues Family - Mangalore - Rs 5000
  • Eah' Shan - UAE - Rs 3000
  • Wellwisher - Mumbai - Rs 3000
  • NN - KSA - Rs 3000
  • RB Doha - Rs 1000
  • Wellwisher - Doha - Rs 2000
  • Wellwisher - KSA - Rs 1000
  • Remi Goveas - Mangalore - 5000
  • Siddarth - Dubai - Rs 3500
  • Jofrey Kiran - Kuwait - Rs 2000
  • Wellwisher - Mangalore - Rs 1000
  • R Dcosta - Moodbidri - Rs 2000
  • AM - Dubai - Rs 5000
  • Wellwisher - Dubai - Rs 2000
  • APM - Dubai - Rs 10,000
  • MB Bengre - Riyadh - Rs 2500
  • Wellwisher - Qatar - Rs 5000
  • Wellwisher - Abu Dhabi - Rs 5000
  • RD - Dubai - Rs 1000
  • JV Qatar - Rs 7000
  • RK Uchil - Qatar - Rs 5000
  • L Moras - Doha - Rs 2500
  • Sudhir Pais - Dubai - Rs 5000
  • Loy Lobo - Muscat - Rs 10,000
  • CD - UAE - Rs 5000
  • Rita Fernandes - Dubai - Rs 10,000
  • RD - Dubai - Rs 2000
  • Rajesh F - Udupi - Rs 2500
  • SN - Surathkal - Rs 5000
  • Sarita - Perampalli - Rs 2000
  • SDK - Surathkal - Rs 3000
  • Manohar Ullal - Mangalore - Rs 1000
  • CJD - Sharjah - Rs 5000
  • NP - Dubai - Rs 1000
  • WDD - Dubai - Rs 1000
  • Harinakshi Shetty - Muscat - Rs 2000
  • MKP - Kuwait - Rs 3000
  • SK Dsouza - Dubai - Rs 5000
  • Daya Kirodian - Dubai - Rs 5000


Mangalore: Help young Soumya get new lease of life

Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Sep 19: Soumya, daughter of Mahesh K Shaktinagar and Kusuma is a resident of Shaktinagar. Her father Mahesh alias Mahalinga is a well-known drama artist who has acted in various plays of ‘Telikeda Bolli’ in Devdas Kapikad’s ‘Bale Cha Parka’ troupe. Mahesh passed away in April 2012.

Hailing from a financially backward family, Soumya struggled hard and completed her BEd from Premakanthi College, Mannagudda. She completed her schooling and college from St Agnes College, Bendore. She was a bright and active student, both in academics and co-curricular activities.

Fate struck a cruel blow six years ago when she had a slight pain in her thumb and she could not write or bend her fingers. After she started medication for this pain, it spread to her whole hand and she couldn’t even move her hand properly. On the advise of some well-wishers, she tried Ayurveda and other types of medicines as well.

Two years ago, all of a sudden, she felt pain in her knee and within a few days was unable to walk. She had to take help from others to move around.  Soumya now lives with her mother and sister. Her mother works in a hotel nearby while her sister works in a private hospital in the city.

Soumya recently had a check-up and a blood test and her reports showed she was RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) positive. Doctors have said that she can be completely cured and be normal like before if she undergoes surgery.

Renowned consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon Dr Mahesh K has offered to carry out her surgery at a minimal cost of Rs 2,40,000.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Dr Mahesh said that she has been suffering from arthritis to both knee joints and requires surgery involving total knee replacement on both sides. As she is still young, preferably imported implants are to be installed in her knees. She will be completely cured and able to walk like before without any support. The surgery will be carried out in Mangalore Nursing Home and the total time required will be four hours—two hours for each knee.

Of the Rs 2.4 lac required for the treatment, Rs 80,000 has been collected so far with the help of generous donors, but she still requires Rs 1.7 lac to meet the costs.

We would hereby like to request our readers to please come forward and help generously in this noble cause.  As she is a young girl with a BEd degree she will be able to lead a complete life and help support her family once she is cured. 

We will close the appeal once the required amount is pledged.


D/o late Mahalinga
Thimmapai Colony
Mangalore - 575016

Bank details

Account no: 01052180003708
Syndicate Bank
Kadri branch
Near Arya Samaj road

Swift Code -  SYNB IN BB184

IFSC Code: SYNB0000105

Contact: 9632555723


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  • Raghu L Poojary, santhoor / mumbai

    Thu, Oct 03 2013

    I have not helped for this noble cause. But, I am surely pray to God to give the doners happy, healthy and enjoyable life.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 25 2013

    Dear Soumya,apart from help,I just would like to suggest you something.whether you will follow you or not left to you.
    Just yesterday I saw in TV:about People who suffer Neurological or Rheuma like you,they were put on ketalogische diet .It was carried out by Berlins charite Klinik(very famous)as Research.and it was very successful.Patients who followed it are suffered like MS:RHEUMA and neurological disease.first they found difficult to adjust but later they felt some Change is taking place in their Body and theyy are on the way to get better day by day. so I suggest try that.You have to avoid in your Food complete Rice .potatoes bread ,(starch Food)and sugar.but oil, butter, milk egg ,vegetables can be taken .first you will certainly without Rice ,sugar etc.may feel out of yourself.but if you think ist for the nerves better you will get accustomed to it.wish you allthe best.You must have heard about a film Lorenzos oil. Its the real Story in Italien.and this oil is available but very costly.But we get olive ol which is very healthy.

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  • Diyon Jaison, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 23 2013

    Great work Brijesh Garodi... God bless you Soumya. Get well soon

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  • Shankar Shetty, Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 22 2013

    Wonderful piece of news. Next thing she needs is a job. Hope some good soul will show up at the right time.

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  • Romo Pinto, Mangalore/US

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    Mr. Ramachandra Kini
    When recall Jesus Christ in your comments, you must know what Christ said "Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing"? (Matthew 6:3).
    The people who don’t want to publish or hide their names on the page are rewarded by God
    So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets whatever you do will be rewarded by God
    Here, I agree with Rita
    Hope, you got it

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  • k s karnakar , surathkal , mangalore

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    good great work Daijiworld ,may God bless her .

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  • dam, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    God bless you sister... & thaks for all donors

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  • Vinay Lewis, Uppoor

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    Mahesh was seen in majority of the dramas in a comedy role who always used to make others laugh, but the true story in his life has been revealed. How hard it might have been for him to do this while his family was in a distressed state. Hats off to you Mahesh, you will have jovial and happy days ahead. May God bless you and your family with prosperity......

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  • John S., Bahrain/Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    Dear Vainay,

    For your information, Mahesh has passed away.

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    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    God bless the donors, God bless Daijiworld.

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  • Vishal Melroy Pinto SJ, Mangalore/ Paris

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    Great Work DaijiWorld!!! Kudos !!! Your website not only speaks but also acts!!! Appreciation to all Noble Donors too!!

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    I don't have words to express my appreciation to the donors. We visited her place this morning for a reason we knew her father very well and he took care of my children to school for almost 7 years. Its a god given opportunity through Daiji,i got in touch with them again. If possible you can also help the family to repair their house which is in very bad shape.

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  • Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    Daiji is just Amazing. God bless daiji abundantly for the noble cause and thanks to all the beautiful and loving people for their whole hearted support. Soumya you are a sweet person and get well soon. once again God bless Daiji,Soumya and all the suuporters.

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    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    Our Daijiworld readers are great who have got generous mind. Thats why within shortest time Soumya got financial help from donors. Because of this great deed and contribution the poor sick persons get new lease of live. God bless all those who have contributed to the noble cause. Hats off Daiji world for doing good service.

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  • Navin D'sa, Shirthady (Dubai)

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    God bless you Soumya......

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    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Indeed a great deed daiji!!

    Get well soon & Soumya fasten your seat belt, it's time to take off towards bright future!! God bless.

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  • tony francis, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Hats off once again to Daiji for your generousity a very noble work by you, as usual. It is, however, sad that some heartless people click "disagree"to this good work I really dont understand what pleasure they get by doing this?!

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  • Ramchandra Kini, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Sad story. Great to see such a cross section of society coming forward to help / reach out. In the earlier days people used to write " we will pray for you " , without even sending a Ten Rupee note.

    To all the philanthropists, You have done a great job before Christ. God Bless you all and your families.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    Dear R:kini,if you are donating or did, welcome.But please dont judge dont know the Situation of others and there are People who donate without announcing in the front page.and even wellwishers with prayers are also not bad.whereas a Operation should be successful with Gods help.

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  • chinmay, oman

    Fri, Sep 20 2013

    There is no parellel to the timely help organised time and again by daijiworld. God bless its owners, staff and readers to continue to inspire people to help the needy. I think Rita simply got offended by Kini's remakrs whereas i didnt find he meant offence to anyone in his article.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 21 2013

    Rita is right. One should avoid making a judgement based on an assumption, especially in this matter.

    I can understand who R.Kini was aiming his accusation at but in doing so it is better to properly clarify, lest you be misunderstood or you might unintentionally offend others.

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  • Anitha D'souza, Pangla/Shankerpura

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Great humanitarian work by daiji-world.Good god bless these generous people for their contribution.I wish Soumya a speedy recovery.

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  • Musthafa, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Good Job DW..
    God Bless Her..

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Great job! as usual. May God bless Soumya. God shall bless and reward 10 folds for the contributions. We should be happy to know, humanity prevails!

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Because of kind hearted people exists on this earth .

    All donors quick response is apprecialble. Also great job by Daiji team.

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  • sathish ira, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    great job daijiworld

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  • R Shetty, Sharjah

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Dear Walter Nandalikeji,
    Though my contribution always a small dro p in the ocean, I would like to commend the work done by your website.

    I feel, Mr nandalike, there is no bigger blessing than this for you, because reaching out needy people through your media is highly commendable thing. God's blessing will be with you and your family as well as your team members. This is the reason, why you climbed the success ladder at very young age. be as you are, I am proud of you.

    Thank you all the donors for your generous contribution.

    mahesh Shaktigar was great actor, I never missed his drama whenever Kapikad troup came here. I heard Mr kapikad also helped him in many ways

    Thanks again

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  • Karthik, shakthinagar

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    my dear daijiworld readers kindly help her family ...........your small help makes her life beautiful..........directly or indirectly help please do something

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mlore-SHj

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Dear Daijiworld
    Kindly do not close the appeal for 24 hrs atleast even if the required amount is reached. We cannot transfer online for some reason, So some can send from Exchange after office hrs.

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  • jaison, M'lore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Dear god bless each and every one's families who had donated for this cause and for also who are praying for her speedy recovery.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mlore-Shj

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    It is a very unfortunate situation to see one of the well known artist family suffering this way. The above picture is from the Naataka “Dever Nadapaaver” If am not wrong & I guess it was the they performed in Dubai 2 or 3 years back at Al Nasr the same skit. I came to know just now that Mahesh Shaktinagar has passed away. Very sad to know this. He was one of the talented actor in Bale Cha parka troup, but saddned to see his economic condition. I hope even the Cha=Parka troup headed by Devdas Kapikad comes forward and helps the family of a man who has served this troup.

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  • Stany D'sa, Mangaolore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013's great. 1.3 lac plus in just few minutes after appeal put.
    Daijiworld has really magical touch. I wish and pray, may Daijiworld remain same, humble and always ready to help needy. Sky is only limit for you dear Walter Nandalike
    I have contributed my small amount. I feel great satisfaction in contributing the needy people

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    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    My small contribution from my piggy bank will reach you SOUMYA DIDI. You are not alone now with your sweet Mother, the whole world is with you with their prayers and Blessings from GOD.WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU SMILING in your next photograph in DAIJI. Wishing you a SPEEDY RECOVERY.

     Thaniya Attavar Gr-7 INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL DUBAI

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    May God bless you and keep you happy always Thaniya!

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  • well wisher, moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Why my online NEFT transfer is returned to me ? even all the details i put was correct saying account doesnot exist.God bless soumya.

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  • WDD, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    I have succefully transfered my contribution. Pls recheck. It should be OK

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  • wilson,

    Thu, Sep 19 2013

    Whats the account holder name.. its asking me here...

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