Kasargod, Apr 29, 2015: Two persons from Kerala including a young doctor from Kasargod who were reported missing from the quake hit Kathmandu in Nepal have been now confirmed dead. The deceased are Dr AS Irshad, son of AN Samshuddin, a retired Electricity Department officer and a resident of Anebagilu in Kasargod and his colleague Dr Deepak Thomas.
Dr Irshad’s brother and brother in-law have already reached Kathmandu and have identified the body of Irshad which has been placed in the mortuary of Tribhuvan Hospital there. Even the body of his friend Dr Deepak has been found.
Meanwhile, their another friend, Dr Abhin Soori of Malappuram is admitted to a hospital in Kathmandu with critical injuries. It has been gathered that the families of the deceased are trying to get the bodies back to India through a special flight with the help of the Embassy.
Dr Irshad is the youngest of the five children of Samshuddin and Asiya couple and had completed his MBBS from Kallikote Medical College. He had even secured admission for post graduation in paediatrics from the Assam Medical College. As classes were scheduled to begin late, he along with his friends Dr Deepak and Dr Abhin Soori had embarked on a Nepal tour when tragedy struck.
The Budget Multiplex Hotel at Tameli in Kathmandu where the three friends were staying was completely to the ground in the quake. The deceased Irshad was maritally engaged with Fathima Lallu, daughter of TA Khalid of Kasargod and the two were supposed to tie the nuptial knot in July. But fate had different plans for them. Both families are left shattered following the tragedy.
Meanwhile, another Kasargod youth named Azhar Ali (23), son Amanulla, a resident of Deli who too was reported missing from Kathmandu has telephoned his family members saying he is safe. Azhar is working as a chartered accountant in Dubai.