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The Passion to Live
  By Sudha Narasimhachar30 Jul 2015

I just happened to watch the brave Sonali Mukherjee, a victim of acid attack, on Sony TV’s Super show ‘Kaun Banega Karodpathi’. I was touched by her grit and mental strength to lead a normal life. When the youth of the world are getting crazy and running after all the cosmetics that the advertisements claim to make them look fair and beautiful, here is the girl who proves once again that physical beauty is just skin deep. She has learnt the hard way about the intrinsic value of life. Imagine the pain of the family who were overwhelmed with so many issues all at a time. Sonali suffered 70% burn injuries and her little sister too was partially injured. First of all Sonali’s life had to be saved. Thereafter, her badly injured face had to be reconstructed to make her look presentable and help her carry on at least normal activities of life like breathing, talking and eating. Someone had to attend to her 24 hours for years, as she was suffering from extreme pain and needed assistance for everything. Funds were a big issue, as the father, who was the sole breadwinner had to be with her all the time and hence could not attend to his regular job. The other members of the family had to be taken care of – education and living expenses had to be met. Then the father had to run from police station to court to lawyers and Government agencies to seek justice for his daughter, whose life was ruined for no fault of hers. After ten years of struggle, today Sonali, who has lost her eye-sight, is able to at least walk around and talk sensibly but it is sad and shocking to hear that the three goons who have ruined the peace of this family were released on bail very soon and are happily loitering around. Sonali bravely said that her intention is now to only march on and help other unfortunate women who are suffering like her and never look back at her bitter past. What a good thought! She thanked her family, especially her father, for the kind of support that he gives to her. Hats off to the father, who has borne so much agony and pain for the sake of his dear daughter while there are wicked fathers, who rape or kill their own daughters!Motherhood is always held in high regard in our culture, for the mother is the ultimate soul who can sacrifice everything for her child's sake. But here is a father who has proved that fatherhood is also as holy as motherhood!


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