HYDERABAD: It was a tearful Sunday for the friends of Wipro techie Bakhtawar Rana, who died in a tragic boat accident, as they flew down to Hyderabad from various parts of the country to have a final glimpse of their friend.
About 10 batch-mates of 22-year-old Bakhtawar, who got trained along with her, as internees at Wipro Kochi, could not bear the news of the death of Bakhtawar and immediately rushed to the city.
“Bakhtawar was diligent and gentle and is a good friend. She was kind-hearted, sensitive and never used to interfere in other’s work or argue on any matter. She was endearing to all of us,” said Ch Suresh, a Wipro employee, who was Bakhtawar’s batch-mate during training at Kochi.
Her parents passed away when she was just 3 years old. Her brother took care of her and brought her up. Therefore, everyone at office used to be caring towards her, Suresh added.
Suresh is one of the batch-mates who had undergone training at Kochi after being selected in campus placements. After completing six months training at Kochi, these young techies were placed in different cities.
It was just one month since Bakhtawar was posted at Wipro’s Hyderabad campus and the boat mishap put a tragic end to her promising career and life.
“She excelled in studies right from childhood and had great aspirations. But gross negligence of the boat driver has cost her life. Though I was in Dubai I used to call her daily,” said Izazuddin Khan, her only brother, as tears rolled down his cheeks. He lives in Dubai and flew down to Hyderabad immediately on learning of his sister’s death.
Izazuddin was inconsolable and looked heart-broken as it was he who brought Bakhtawar up as their parents passed away during their childhood itself. “We will not leave the matter here. All the guilty should be punished,” he said at the Gandhi Hospital mortuary where the post mortem on the young techie’s body was held.
After post mortem and embalming, Bakhtawar’s body was flown to Kolkata. Izazuddin accompanied the body.
From Kolkata, the body would be taken to Bakhtawar’s native place of Dhanbad in Jarkhand where her final rites would be performed.
While Bakhtawar’s body was being taken to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, her friends, who gathered at the Gandhi Hospital mortuary, bid her adieu with teary eyes and broken hearts.