Friday, April 14, 2006

Tribute to a real hero.

Update [Apr 17, '06]: Mridula is maintaining a nice blogroll about this incident here. Also has a snap of Javed, and info about a similar girl, Pooja, who is battling for life in Meerut hospital.

Have been busy lately with a deadline, and the lean phase will continue. Plz bear with me.

In the meantime, I would like to dedicate this post to a real life hero.

From the article:
When Javed, an 18-year-old class XII Delhi student, escaped the Meerut trade fair inferno unscathed he could have thanked his stars and returned home. But he did not. Aware of the grave risk he was taking, Javed moved back to the blazing pandal and pulled out nine kids to safety.

In doing so, Javed suffered 70 per cent burns. The superhero succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning.

There are allegations that he was not treated properly at the hospital, and then there is the issue of the reason of the fire in the first place. Overall, a sad occurance. [also, I wonder what one's chances of survival are after 70% burns]

This post is for you Javed. May your soul rest in peace.

P.S. Can anyone from Meerut/Delhi reading this confirm how his family is doing? I mean do they have other children? How are they financially? Are the 5 lakh rupees given to them by the UP govt going to be enough [if the money ever reaches them, that is]?


  1. hi my father is a doctor. He told me once - The survival chances are
    100 - % burns.
    So he had 30 % survival chances.

    Brave boy indeed...

  2. Anonymous3:58 PM

    For every coward there is a hero and for every corrupt person there is an honest person.
    We must honour such hero who proved bigger beyond his age.we must also congretulate his family who had given him such human values.
    The very first thing done by amny of us is to run for safety but o help others knowing the grve risk included is what few only can do.
    We all are proud of you Javed.

  3. Here's a salute to Javed ... very few people would have dared the act and he was one of those ...

  4. Hats off to the brave guy !!!!!!!
    our bureaucrats and politicians should take some lessons of humanity from Javed...

  5. Kudos to the guy... ppl like him make the world a better place.

    And bhaiya, i m copying ur blog to mine!!! sorry for this plagiarism :)

  6. Kudos to him... ppl like him make the world a better palce to live in...

    And bhaiya, I am copyin ur post on my blog... sorry for the plagiarism!!! :)