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‘He was always ready to help’

During the 1993 blast, Mohan Naik, 46, who ran a sandwhich stall at the Khau Galli in Zaveri Bazaar, had rushed the victims to the hospital.

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2011 01:24 IST
Bhavika Jain

During the 1993 blast, Mohan Naik, 46, who ran a sandwhich stall at the Khau Galli in Zaveri Bazaar, had rushed the victims to the hospital.

On Wednesday evening, Naik, who was injured in the blast, bled to death on a pavement. Naik was rushed to JJ Hospital when relief workers spotted him under debris, but was declared dead on admission. “He was always ready to help others. When he needed help no one didn’t turn up,” said Ajit Pawar, a neighbour, who was witness to the incident.

Naik, survived by his wife Anusha, 35, and two sons Akshay, 13, and Adarsh, 10, lived in a small room at Ganesh Nagar near Arthur Road Jail. “Even with the little money that he made he was still generous and helped people,” said Chandrakant Bansode, Naik’s neighbour and landlord.

Bansode said no government officials had come to register the family for compensation. “He was the only breadwinner in the family,” he said.

“After the incident happened his wife called him to check if he was fine and that’s when the doctor informed her that Naik was dead,” said a neighbour.

The family had left for their native place in Karnataka for the last rites.