Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

To commemorate the death of his son, this father closes all the potholes which killed his son


IllustrationIllustration - An Indian father closes holes in the streets to help reduce his deep sadness due to the loss of his beloved child. The child's life was taken away by a hole in the street.

Every year, thousands of people in India are killed in traffic accidents due to potholes. Including Prakash Bilhore, a young man who was just 16 years old when he was dead in July 2015 in Mumbai, an Indian business city with a population with over 20 million people.

Prakash Bilhore rode with his cousin when his motorbike hit a deep hole, causing the two to be thrown into the air. Prakash, who was not wearing a helmet, died due to brain damage. While his cousin wearing a helmet, only suffered minor injuries.

To reduce his sadness over the death of his son, Prakash's father, Dadarao Bilhore decided to do something about the streets in Mumbai which were notorious, just like most other Indian cities.

Using sand and gravel collected from construction sites, Bilhore has closed nearly 600 holes on the road throughout Mumbai over the past three years. The 48-year-old man did this to commemorate his beloved son and to save the lives of others.

"Prakash's sudden death left a huge vacuum in our lives. I did this work to commemorate and respect him" Bilhore said as quoted by AFP news agency on Friday, September 14th 2018. "I also don't want anyone to lose a loved one like we did."


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