Thangaraj, an engineering student, had decided to meet with his father at his grandmother's place, 1 kilometer away from his house. He stepped out of his house and mounted his bike. He traveled only 20 meters when a speeding lorry from the opposite direction collided with his bike and threw Thangaraj on the road.
Passersby who witnessed this horrific incident did not waste any time in taking Thangaraj to the hospital where he was wheeled in to the Intensive Care Unit for a craniotomy surgery.
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"His batchmates, friends and even teachers visit him regularly. To know that my son has created such an impact is so heartwarming," said a teary-eyed Murugesan who does not allow his financial constraints come in the way of paying his son's college fee promptly.
So far, he has paid Rs.4.5 lakh.
Murugesan and Kanakavalli are facing their biggest hurdle, trying to keep their son alive. Thangaraj has had a successful surgery and is out of the ICU.
"We are relieved. It kills me that I cannot provide for my son's treatment. I am and will continue to do everything that I can to give my son the best life," said a distraught Murugesan.
When he is not at work, he is at the hospital, getting medicines and sitting by Thangaraj's side trying to cheer him up as much as possible.