The people at Lalbaug’s Chivda Gully were grief-stricken as Avinash Tamka, resident of the area succumbed to injuries and passed away on Friday at 6.30pm. Tamka, 24, had suffered from severe burn injuries at the blast at Zaveri Bazaar and was battling for his life at Bombay Hospital for the past two days.
“He had suffered 60 % burn injuries and there were two holes in his intestine due to shrapnel. His right leg was badly crushed and we had to amputate it on Wednesday itself,” said Dr Sagar Sakle, chief medical officer, Bombay Hospital. Tamka’s condition worsened on Thursday.
“He had internal bleeding, renal failure with drop in blood pressure. He was kept on life support,” added Sakle. When the blast took place, Tamka was outside the building of his brother-in-law, Bipin Jain, who came running out for help. Tamka who was helping his father in business got engaged just 15 days ago, said his uncle.
On Friday, the Tamka residence at Kamal Kauj was filled with relatives and friends. “We just feel very angry because innocent people are suffering due to such blasts,” said Bhawarlal Jain, Tamka’s uncle. Tamka’s childhood friends were inconsolable. “Tamka was a very kind and fun-loving person. He was very happy with his engagement and was looking forward to his marriage,” said Tamka’s friend Nikhil Jain. Tamka’s body will be brought to his residence on Saturday.