Mangaluru, Dec 28, 2016: Ganesh Kamath just past age 40, lost both his hands in accident he met with more than 15 years ago, but lost neither his will to succeed nor did it deter him from attaining his goals. Kamath, is today a successful entrepreneur, who runs an the event management firm, GK Decorators, which is based out of Moodbidri in Mangaluru.
Kamath’s firm made all the necessary arrangements for the Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) World Convention that was conducted at Hejamady on Sunday. The event was organised by the GSB Samaja Hitharakshana Samithi. Kamath is himself a member of the GSB community .
Kamath stated that he lost his hands in 2001, while working on the floodlight system at a playground in Karkala. "I will never forget that day. While I was working on the lighting system, I was electrocuted. When I regained my consciousness, I realised that my hands had been amputated. I was shattered. But I eventually regained my strength, and decided to fight this disability with courage," he added.
He started to piece his life back together with his prosthetic hands. With his insurance amount, he purchased a music system, which he started to rent out for wedding ceremonies. "I used to earn about Rs 350 per wedding with that system. Now, my firm has all the equipment necessary to manage all kinds of events. Moreover, we also undertake catering services," said Kamath, adding that they had arranged for all the meals at the convention, which was attended by 30,000 people.
Kamath said he was extremely grateful to his wife, Latha. "She handles the business. I travel from one venue to another, and supervise the work, ensuring nothing is out of place," he said.