Why only Salman everyone in the industry should try and help him..
The doctors have given up'
Vijayta Pandit struggles to come to terms with her husband Aadesh Shrivastava's condition
Subhash K Jha
"I've cried so much that my face has changed. I look like a different person," says an inconsolable Vijayta Pandit, composer Aadesh Shrivastava's wife, as her husband battles for his life.
"I can't describe what I am going through. I don't know how I am coping. Our two sons Anivesh and Avitesh are keeping me from crumbling under pressure. My family (brothers composers Jatin and Lalit Pandit) are also a great support," says Vijayta, recalling her husband's sudden relapse a month ago.
"We had gone to America and had just returned when he suddenly started bleeding from his nose. It wouldn't stop.We rushed him to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. That's been his home for the last month. I am running from hospital to residence all day long trying to remain sane even as the doctors have given up on him."
Adds Vijayta, "They are still children. To see their father in this condition... Even as I speak to you, one of the boys is in the hospital with his father. Our children's lives are torn apart."
The family is undergoing tremendous financial hardships, with one life-saving injection costing '12 lakhs. The isolation by the film industry is palpable.
In 2011, when Aadesh had first been diagnosed with cancer, he had told this reporter, "Falling ill so suddenly was traumatic. The cold-shoulder treatment I got from the people who I've closely worked with for years, caused me even more damage than the disease itself. Nobody came to visit me after I fell sick."
The film industry prides itself on being human. Why not reach out to this composer?
Published Date: Sep 02, 2015
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