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Bannur to Bengaluru! Man pedals 280 km to buy medicine for his ailing son

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Mysuru: Covid induced lockdown has made life miserable for many. But, it’s the penchant to live braving odds that has kept many going.

Anand with his wife and kids

Here is a story of a gritty man, aged 40, who for the sake of his son pedalled all the way to Bengaluru from his village in Bannur in the district. He pedalled for four days to and fro, covering a distance of 280 km.

Anand of Ganiganakoppalu village in Bannur hobli is a mason. He has a 10 year old son named Bhairesh G A who is mentally challenged, under treatment from NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

Bhairesh is on regular medication till he attains 18 years. Even if he misses it by a day, he may have to take it for few more years.

So Anand, who learnt that his son’s tablet will last for a few days, enquired at the local pharmacy stores, where the particular MG was not available. It was inevitable to go to NIMHANS.

He sought help from those in his know how to bring medicine from Bengaluru. Due to the fear over Covid-19, they were unwilling either to take him on a vehicle or lend their vehicle to him. No option left, Anand decided to take his bicycle.

He stopped for a day at Kanakapura, but pedalled on the remaining days. He left on Sunday (May 23), reached Bengaluru on May 25 and returned home on Wednesday at around 2 pm, with straps of tablets in hand, much to the relief of his family. 

Anand who lives with his wife and two children has become a talk of the village, for the risk he endured for the sake of his son.

– Team Mysoorunews



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