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This Blind Sitar Player's Baby Daughter Needs An Urgent Heart Surgery

“I have never seen my daughter. God made me blind, but he gave me eyes outside my body. My daughter. But she is now struggling to stay alive and I am unable to save her. 

41-year-old Bhimsen is a blind sitar master. Blind since birth, he plays the sitar for the All India Radio- Doordarshan. He is very well known and adored in Bhubhaneshwar- his place of birth.

I am lucky to have a daughter
Bhimsen is generally a contented and optimistic man. However, he is currently very worried because his six-month-old baby girl who needs an urgent heart surgery to live.

Bhimsen met his wife through a mutual friend at the All India Radio. His wife Ranjita is a housewife. The couple has been happily married since 2010. After 7 years of marriage, they had a baby daughter.

Here, people pray for a son. I always prayed for a daughter. Only a Gudiya can understand dil-ki-baat”

And Bhimsen was overjoyed when his wish came true. He and his wife have been blessed with a baby girl- Subhashree. She is 6 months old now.

However, the couple’s joy came to a standstill once they discovered that Subhashree has a birth defect in her heart. The only option that can save her life is a surgery. This costs more than Rs 3 lakhs. This is a huge amount for the family.

Bhimsen is struggling to arrange money for her treatment
Blind from birth, Bhimsen has adapted and thrived inspite of the challenged thrown at him. He completed his post Graduation in Sitar Music from Bhubhaneshwar. Bhimsen is helpless only during medical emergencies- the last time being when his wife Ranjita was pregnant.

Now, he waits in Bhubhaneshwar as his wife and younger brother traveled to Bangalore to consult doctors in Narayana Hrudayalaya for Subhashree’s treatment.

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Bhimsen earns around Rs 8000 a month. He takes sitar tuitions for 5-6 children a month. He can barely afford to support his family on this. He knows that he cannot afford the surgery for his baby girl with this salary, and he is terrified that she will not survive.

This father is desperate to save his baby girl. Help Subhashree live!
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Sri Sathya Sai Sajeevani Hospital
Sri Sathya Sai Sajeevani Hospital
Narayana Institute of Cardiac Science
Narayana Institute of Cardiac Science
Bhimsen Maharana Blind Certificate
Bhimsen Maharana Blind Certificate
AMRI hospitals
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24th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on baby's health.

The baby has shown good signs of improvement and is doing really well. Her immunity has also increased.

We are once again thanking all the donors for the wonderful support.

Regards,
Rajendra Pal
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on baby's health.

The baby has shown good signs of improvement and is doing really well. Her immunity has also increased.

We are once again thanking all the donors for the wonderful support.

Regards,
Rajendra Pal
21st December 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update on Subashree.

Currently, the baby is at home and doing fine. She has been recovering quite well and has also gained weight.
There had been no post-surgery complication as such. However, she is prone to common cough and cold as her immunity is weak.

We would like to thank all of you for your wonderful support.

Regards,
Rajendra Pal


Dear Supporters,

Here is an update on Subashree.

Currently, the baby is at home and doing fine. She has been recovering quite well and has also gained weight.
There had been no post-surgery complication as such. However, she is prone to common cough and cold as her immunity is weak.

We would like to thank all of you for your wonderful support.

Regards,
Rajendra Pal


22nd September 2017
With gods grace and everybody's blessing of financial support Subhashree's hearty surgery is successful and shortly she have been moved to general ward from ICU.

Mr Bhimsen maharana(father of subhashree) is overwhelmed with delightful blessings showering for her daughter from all corners of the world. Though he intend to come forward and be thankful with gratitude to each one of you which is not possible; he has sent a message of blessings and prayers for happiness and good health to all the supporters. Also those who prayed for the good health of her daughter. Will keep you updated with her recovery as often possible. 
With gods grace and everybody's blessing of financial support Subhashree's hearty surgery is successful and shortly she have been moved to general ward from ICU.

Mr Bhimsen maharana(father of subhashree) is overwhelmed with delightful blessings showering for her daughter from all corners of the world. Though he intend to come forward and be thankful with gratitude to each one of you which is not possible; he has sent a message of blessings and prayers for happiness and good health to all the supporters. Also those who prayed for the good health of her daughter. Will keep you updated with her recovery as often possible. 
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