The Maroo family is in state of shock. Sampat Maroo, 74, who died after being hit by a car on Wednesday morning, had just spoken to his wife and she was expecting him home, but he never returned.
Instead came the news that he had been killed.
He would go for a morning walk to the Cricket Club of India (CCI) ground every morning without fail, said one of his granddaughters, requesting anonymity. “He would inform grandmom when he was returning and ask her to keep his breakfast and juice ready. On Wednesday, he had already called her and said he was on his way home. But he never returned,” she said.
He was returning home and was about to cross the road when Yash Bohra knocked him down.
The founder of Maroo Steel, he had handed over the business to his son, though he would work from home, a relative said. Maroo lived with his wife at Ravindra Annex, whereas, his son Sunil stayed with his family at Marine Drive. His wife Snehalata had heard the accident take place as she had been in the balcony watering plants, another family member said.