Divya Sethi, a certified CA shares her experience of the one incident that changed her life.
“One recent incident which I feel has changed my life.”
So it began with my brother’s wedding. I was so happy when I got to know that he’s getting married to my best friend. I was so excited for the marriage as it was the first love marriage in our family.
They look so good together..Isn’t it?
I went back to my hometown with full of excitement. All dance and other wedding preparations were on full swing. Me and my team(my real sis, my cousin bro and sis) were all set to rock. We stayed together most of the time. We had a 7 days theme functions like southindian theme, Retrotheme..etc.
Everybody was so happy since we all were together and after such a long time there was a wedding in our family. Those days were the best days spent with my cousins.
Finally the wedding day came, 28th June 2017. Heart full with emotions and excitement. Everybody was so happy. But nobody knew that this happiness won’t be lasting long.
Next day when we were all set to welcome our new bhabhi, in morning my dad called me and said my cousin bro died in a car accident( the one in the South Indian attire above) while going home. I was under a shock, couldn’t move , couldn’t react. He was just 25 year old. I was not able to accept that it actually happened because I met him just an hour ago and within an hour he was gone.
I rushed to hospital. His two sisters were also with him. Both of them were critical. Bro died on the spot. Whole family was under trauma. Everybody was trying to save the sisters. The elder sister was pregnant and younger one was just 20years old. She recently completed her graduation and was so happy that finally she will do job. Doctors gave up so we moved both of them to mumbai for treatment in air ambulance.
Life changing event
I have been living in Mumbai since last 5 years. So I was aware about most of the places so I went with them. The elder sis was out of danger but the younger one was critical. After few days in coma doctors said that she is improving. But one day her heart beat stopped and kidney stopped working. Doctors kept her in dialysis and supported other organs to make her stable. The next day when I went to see her, her face turned black and numb. Doctors said that it’s getting very critical now.
I was sitting next to her holding her hand and chanting Namokar Mantra and when I finished the 5th Mantra, her heartbeat stopped. I could feel that there was some different sensation. Something unusual. I didn’t cry I just held her hand and kept chanting the Mantra until doctors said that she is no more. It was very difficult to see my younger sister dying in front of me. I was not out of the pain of losing my brother and now my sister also left me.
Most difficult thing I ever did in my life
The next day for the postmortem we had to shift her to Govt hospital. We were waiting outside for her body when one of the guys told that one of the ladies needs to go inside and change the clothes. Everybody was crying and were not in senses so I stood up and told him that I ll go. I thought it would be easy. There must be people in there so I ll just help them. But I went inside there were all males half drunk. For the first time ever, i saw a post-mortem room. There were dead bodies everywhere wrapped in white cloth, the room temperature was very low, the place was stinking badly.
Then they brought her body and kept it in front of me and went away. It was completely naked. I was given a kurti and leggings. Her body was full torn, stitches like plaids on stomach. I could barely recognise her. I held her leg and tried to make her wear the leggings but it was so hard and heavy like ice. Then I pulled her on me and made her wear the clothes. I didn’t know what I was doing. No emotion no fear inside me. I was completely blank. Finally after making her wear all the clothes, I covered her body with warm white cloth and went outside. I didn’t even cry once until they did her electric funeral and that time I realised that she was gone. She was no more. I couldn’t hold on any longer, so I bursted into tears. Fell down and cried.
After that day it was so difficult for me to sleep. For a week I got the nightmares. Still not over that completely. That incident changed my life. I feel stronger than before. It has transformed me into a complete new person.
She follows me on quora and I feel that somewhere she might be reading the answer. I just want to tell her that honey, you have been very brave and fought for life so hard at such a young age. I will always love you and you will always remain in my heart forever.
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