WE HOPE  BABU IS ALIVE, SAYS RELATIVE, ELDER BROTHER ARRIVES FOR DNA TEST AT COOPER HOSPITAL

WE HOPE  BABU IS ALIVE, SAYS RELATIVE, ELDER BROTHER ARRIVES FOR DNA TEST AT COOPER HOSPITAL

Vasai. We just hope that V K Bindulal Babu(50)  is alive, said Jayprakash Rajan, a cousin of the Deputy Engineer of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) whose body is yet to  be found. However, on Monday morning, ONGC officials called the relative that a hand with a stone ring was found amongst the debris, but it does not belong to Babu,said the relative and as of now, he is still missing.Meanwhile, his elder brother, Shyam Babu has arrived from Kerala for the DNA test at the Cooper Hospital.My cousin brother also wears a stone ring on his finger, but the hand which was found on Monday does not belong to him,said the relative.

  Jayprakash Rajan (51) a cousin of Babu said the Coast Guardand the Indian Navy and other agencies  is still continuing the search operations and we have received just titbits of information. V K Bindulal Babu works as the Deputy General Manager at ONGC and stays at Solitaire Evershine, in Vasai (E) with his family comprising of wife Shyni Babu and their two children, an elder daughter studying in Std XII and a son, who is studying in Std 2, said Jayprakash.

  My cousin brother is mild mannered, and a hardworking man who is working with ONGC since the past many years, said Jayprakash. He is a good husband,and parent to his two children, said the cousin. It is a big loss to the nation, he said.

  Shyam Babu (60) the elder brother of V K Bindulal Babu has arrived from Chalakudy village in Trichur district, Kerala for the DNA test at the Cooper Hospital, said Jayprakash. Shyam Babu(60)  is a retired banker from the Corporation Bank, said the relative.

  Said Jayprakash, we were given a sutured body of an unidentified person, with different limbs stitched together, but the head, arms and legs were missing, and his wife, Shyni Babu(42) a registered diabetologist (who also runs a clinic in Vasai) who is emotionally shattered,   has not accepted the body as the torso was of much high height as Babu is of medium or normal  height, said Jayprakash. We want the complete body and not the sutured parts,said Jayprakash, and we still hope that he is alive.

 In 2005, there was a huge fire at the oil rig and Babu had saved around 100 people from near death and also swam for nearly 6 hours to shore,which shows his compassion to his fellow colleagues, said Jayprakash and at that time, he escaped death and now we are sure that he will come back alive.

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