Mangaluru: Kayyar family tragedy - Survivors in desperate need of financial assistance

Stany Bela
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jun 5: As readers are well aware, the horrific accident that took place at Karur in Tamil Nadu last month claimed the lives of seven of a family from Kayyar, including a newy-married man, who were returning from a visit to Velankanni pilgrim centre. The heartbreaking news brought a pall of gloom on the entire district.

As had been reported at the time of the tragic incident, 11 persons of the family were returning from Velankanni when a lorry smashed into their car at Karur in the wee hours of May 13. While seven - Allwyn Monteiro, his brothers Herald Monteiro and Sathurine Monteiro, Herald's wife Precilla, Allwyn's sister-in-law Reema and their son Rohit, and Sathurine's daughter Sharon - died on the spot, there were four suvivors - Jhosma, Preema, Shanvi and Roshan. Among them, Jhosma, Preema and Shanvi are currently recuperating in Father Muller Hospital in the city.




Sadly, having lost breadwinners of the family and thereby financial support, the injured are struggling to meet their medical costs and day-to-day expenses.

When the accident occurred at Karur, locals admitted the injured to Cauvery hospital at Trichy. The hospital expenses at the time of releasing the bodies of the seven deceased and shifting the other injured was over Rs 2 lac. The relatives borrowed money from others to pay the bills.

Ever since they were admitted in Father Muller Hospital, Jhosma, Preema and Shanvi have undergone critical surgeries and are being closely monitored. The treatment so far and for the next three months may cost around Rs 4 lac.

The injured Jhosma Crasta's husband Sathurine and two brothers-in-law (Allwyn and Herald) lost their lives in the accident. Her daughter Shanvi, just a toddler, was also injured. Moreover, the family had recently constructed a new house by taking bank loan of Rs 5 lac, which now has to be paid by Jhosma. Her father-in-law is bedridden.

In short, Jhosma now has the four-fold responsibility of looking after her young daughter, paying hospital bills, repaying loans and also meeting her father-in-law's treatment costs. Being unemployed, financially weak and having no source of income, Jhosma is unable to meet all these expenses.

Preema, who lost her husband Allwyn in the accident only a week after marriage, also belongs to a poor family. She was critically injured in the accident. Now, after surgeries and close monitoring by the doctors, she is slowly recovering. Her parents had borrowed a huge amount of money for her marriage. They too are struggling to repay the loans and meeting their daughter's medical expenses.

As the earning members of the family have lost their lives, there is no one to support the surviving members. The Kerala government had announced that it would bear their hospital expenses, but they have received ony Rs 1.45 lac from the government. Fr Richard Coelho, director of Father Muller Hospital and Fr Rudolf D'Sa, the administrator have already waived Rs 25,000 mortuary bills for keeping the bodies for two days. No one else has come to their help so far.

In all, the family needs Rs 12 lac to meet immediate medical expenses and repay loans. The accident, poverty and the burden of loans have made life miserable for the surviving family members. It will not be easy to get back to normal life, and impossible to fill the void left by their loved ones. The road to recovery is long, and having the additional burden of loans and bills can make it harder.

The distressed family is seeking help from kind-hearted individuals and donors to tide over the tough times.

Daijiworld urges readers to support Jhosma, Preema and Shanvi in their time of difficulty.

Contributions may be sent to:

Jhosma Crasta C H
Kerala Gramin Bank (formerly North Malabar Gramin Bank)
Branch: Permude
A/C No: 40415101014602
IFSC: KLGB0040415


Reshma Crasta (sister of Jhosma): +91 9746984481

Alphonse D'Souza, president, Catholic Sabha Kasaragod varado: 9845304601




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  • kumars, mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 09 2017

    I did my small contribution, readers plz help this family , there will be blessing from god, whatever readers can contribute do it...

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  • Anonymous/Mumbai, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 08 2017

    We sent our financial support to this family through NEFT. Also we are praying for this family. May Almighty God Bless and help them to overcome from all the problems and trails which they are going through. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  • Clitus Tauro, Mumbai/Doha Qatar

    Wed, Jun 07 2017

    I did...
    God Bless the tragedy hit family. May the Almighty gives the strength and bear the grief and pain to the family...AMEN

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 07 2017

    There is a say in the public:

    When God couldn't reach out to most of the poor, sick and the victims, He appointed mothers to reach out plenty of the poor, sick and the accident victims.





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  • Francis Passanha, Manipal

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    Thanks Daijiworld for being sensitive to the needs of the unfortunate family. Keep it up

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  • vincent rodrigues, bangaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    They deserves the financial help when they lost almost the family in the incident.Local authorities and the state government to look after this on urgent basis

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    Daijiworld as before will definitely help these survivors and their family who are badly in need of the much-wanted help. Also, others who can afford can send their contribution to a noble cause.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    pls help,and god bless

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    Dear Readers…. We fight…we argue…we abuse each other sometime but we never forget that we are from coastal area… And we set aside our differences many times when it comes to help someone irrespective of their religion, cast or faith. Come on friends with our little contribution makes much difference for the family in need like this…. I will do my duty….. And I hope that everybody will do their duty too as usual. Yes, we know we can’t rule the destiny’s will…. But together we can wipe out their tears with our little help for sure

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  • John, Mangalore/kuwait 4912

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    In every suffering there is endurance nothing has happened in your life without the knowledge of god. As St. Paul tells rejoice and again I say to you rejoice for this is the will of god in Jesus Christ for you. And god knows how to bring his children more closer by giving some difficult time but soon sorrow will turn into joy

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  • Ashok Pinto, Moodbidri/New York

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    Helping hands better than praying lips.
    Do not worry Sister ,you and your family deserve financial assistance .
    help is on the way. God bless you all and Daijiworld and reader's helping hands

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  • Rajesh, dubai

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    We can't help everyone but every one can help the needy.... We make living what we get but we make life by what we give..... Please help this family.

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  • Vincent, Permude

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Sure, we will help

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  • Vincent, Permude/bangalore

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Done..what i ever i can do..

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Dear Daiji viewers, This is a very genuine and humanitarian case to help since I visit them everyday in the hospital. Let us all help in mite and through our prayers. Even though, they are in pain they still live in optimism and hoping to get well soon.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    May god give strength to family.
    thanks daiji world.

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  • Rajesh Vincent Fernandes, Mangalore .

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Dear DAIJIWORLD readers,

    Request everyone to do the contribution as much as possible. God will help you in different way.

    God bless all those who help the needy.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    No amount is small at this need of the hour! All DW family do their best for the needy all these years! Every drop combined makes the ocean. Let us contribute our mite on humanitarian grounds and help this family!

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  • A.Padival, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    May the almighty give the family the strength to bear this pain.

    Dear Daijiworld:

    Can you help setup (after consent from family members) a separate fund for the education of baby Shanvi as well?. Apart from the contribution above, the society needs to do something to enable the long term sustenance for the little one as well. I am sure, your readers would do their bit to contribute to this fund as well.

    Thank you for all that you have done till now.

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  • Arun, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Dear Daijiworld readers, please help as per your capacity. God will bless you abundantly.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [35]

  • Prashanth Devadiga, Karkala/Muscat

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    I did my level small contribution, readers pls help the needy family, in return God will give you much more wealth & health..

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    Small contribution or big... you have shown your kind heart... that is what matters & God will bless you.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    May God almighty help them, and also strengthen them all through their lives.

    I am sending my financial help which will reach them within 1-2 days.

    God bless all those who help the needy.

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Will send some amount. Thanks to technology we can do it conveniently sitting at home. I trust information given on Daijiworld on this.

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 05 2017


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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Of course, having lost the entire family members they need and deserve financial assistance/ support to overcome the situation and speedy recovery.

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  • Nithin, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Dear Daijiworld reader's please lets help this family who need money badly.

    god will help us in other way.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [95]

  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    May the Almighty gives strength to the family to bear the grief and pain. Ameen.

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  • Shankara Narayana, BENGALURU

    Mon, Jun 05 2017

    Transferring the amount to right now. Request everyone to do the contribution as much as possible. God will help you in different way. Jai Hind.

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