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Homeless Ghatkopar family buoys afloat

DNMUM442748 | 9/11/2019 | Author : Shirish Vaktania | WC :284 | Mumbai

Group effort | After an activist’s call, jains get Desais home, meals and job
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Mumbai: The community has rallied around a Ghatkopar family that lost its life savings in the share market to help them tide over difficult times. DNA had reported about 68-year-old Ranjanben Desai, her son Bijalbhai (44) and daughter (45) found living at BEST bus stop in Patidarwadi, with all their belonging tied up in a few cloth bags.
Through a local activist’s efforts, members of the Jain community put a roof over their heads, supplied meals and even got Bijal a job. Nilesh Purabia, who lives in Ghatkopar, has given them a unit in Jay Ambe Chawl, Vikhroli. “I have also made arrangements for daily meals and Bijalbhai now works in my friend’s garment shop as a salesman,” said the Good Samaritan. “He will draw a salary of 10,00
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