|The dugout outside the China Hut|
|Santosh Tyagi invites the Club for Ganesh Puja|
The current regulars for these little white ‘thrones’ are Ved Prakash Grover, Sunita Jajodia and Ruksana Khan – all suffering from chronic knee issues. They need the rest. Today Santosh Tyagi became a new addition as she came into the Garden with measured steps and straightaway took a chair in the dugout. Apparently, she had suffered a bad knock at home, hurting her back. It seems she misjudged the sofa while sitting down and landed on a sharp edge.
But Santosh had a reason to visit us in spite of the physical agony. She is having Ganesh Puja at home and wanted us all to be there. So touched was Yusuf Rassiwala that he couldn’t help remarking why she had taken the trouble to come to the Garden. “You should have asked Ganapati-ji to come instead,” he quipped.
While on physical afflictions, here’s what might unfortunately read as a Medical Bulletin:
* Ghasi Ram Garg is out of coma at Kokilaben Hospital. According to wife Neelam, there has been “marked improvement” since the time he was admitted with brain hemorrhage (ref post of August 9). He can now sit up and recognize people – but cannot speak.
* Ram Shankar Shukla is fit and fine and was spotted walking around Lokhandwala Market. On August 23 (see post) he had suffered a mild fainting fit while exercising and had to be escorted home. Shekhawat is monitoring his health on phone.
* Mrs Harbans Kaur has been running high fever with chest congestion (ref post of August 20) the cause of which remains unclear. According to Monthi Serrao, her condition had turned so bad that she was almost hospitalized. The trouble is that her husband and grandson are also down with fever.
* Arun Patil was discharged day-before-yesterday from Prabhakar Shetty Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for an ugly sore below his little toe that had turned gangrenous (ref post of August 21). Pieces of broken bones had to be removed, rendering the toe lifeless. Arun has a diabetic foot.
Our prayers go to all of them.
God has answered our prayers for the recovery of our fellow members. May God bless all those who are going through a rough patch in life.