praful chiplunkar savarkar.jpgPraful Madhav Chiplunkar, the grandson of veteran freedom fighter Veer Savarkar and an IIT graduate, was found begging for a living on the streets near Sarasbaug Gardens in Pune.

Praful is the son of Savarkar’s daughter. He is a IIT graduate in chemical engineering from Delhi. After working for an Indo-German Company in Thailand and even the Aditya Birla Group, Praful was burnt in an accident while handling some instruments. He was in hospital for six years at places including Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.

He met with an accident in 2002 in which he lost his wife and son. Praful, since worked as a watchman in a shop and later lost that job as well, which forced him the streets to beg for a living.

Apparently those who saw him begging saw him reading English newspapers around him and that’s how they came to know about him

Here’s sending him best wishes and hope he recovers completely from the physical trauma. I hope that some IIT-ians help him and come to his financial rescue

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