Hrithik Roshan hails brave-heart fireman Yevlekar

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Hrithik Roshan hails brave-heart fireman Yevlekar

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Date: July 21, 2014



Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan today condoled the death of fireman, Nitin Yevlekar, who died while trying to put out blaze at a high-rise in suburban Andheri.


Yevlekar was the only casualty in the mishap that occurred on Friday at the 22-storey Lotus Business Park, a commercial building, where the 40-year-old actor's family owns five floors.


There are reports that Hrithik has donated Rs 15 lakh to the family of the deceased fireman, but it cannot be confirmed officially.


""It's important (that) we help one another. It is important to know that others will help us in times when we need support, for that, we must take initiative especially in cases where a family is bereaved of a father, who died in the line of duty. There is so much we can do as a society but it needs to start with the individual,"" Hrithik said in a statement here.


""I promise you, when you give, it always pays back. Someday, somehow. Let's stick together. My highest respects and deepest condolences to the family of the brave and courageous Nitin Yevlekar,"" the statement said.



Rakesh Roshan to give Rs 15 lakh to deceased fireman's kin


Source: Mid Day

Date: July 21, 2014



With fireman Nitin Ivalekar losing his life in the recent fire that broke out in Andheri's Lotus Business Park, the occupants of the building, including filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, now wish to do their bit for Ivalekar's family.


They will be giving his family compensation to the tune of Rs 15 lakh. Roshan, who owns five floors in the building, confirms the story. He says, “At a meeting held on Saturday, it was decided by all members that we would reach out to the family of this brave fireman. We will soon hand over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to his family.”

Roshan says that the building was well-equipped with safety measures and that Friday’s fire was an unfortunate incident. It may be pointed out the fire gutted the 22nd floor of the building and it remains sealed. It is being said that it will be ready for operation only after a few weeks. Pooja Shetty, who owns runs a production house on the ninth floor of the building, says, “It will be a while before we return to our offices. In the interim period, we will have to make other arrangements — we have been working at our friends’ places.” Meanwhile, the wife of the deceased fireman reportedly wants the authorities to assure her in writing that the education of her children will be taken care of by them.