Please accept my humble obeisances _/ò_. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Here is an update as of 3:00 PM March 12 2009 India time on the condition of Mayapur residents Sriman Jahnudvipa dasa from Denmark and his wife Braja Sevaki dasi from Australia. They suffered a head-on crash with a truck in the early hours of this morning on the way in to Kolkata, at Madhyamgram just before the airport.
They and the driver, a hired man who has worked for our Namahatta for many years, are now in the Apollo hospital. They had brain scans because all of them had head injuries, but fortunately the scans didn’t show any damage other than bruising in Jahnu’s head.
The damage to Jahnu is extensive and the doctors are not sure he will survive. Most of his bones are broken, including his jaw, ribs, punctured lung, broken arms and possibly hand, broken legs, and other injuries yet to be ascertained. He was in almost the highest level of coma when he was admitted but that has reduced and he is showing some signs of external consciousness. The doctor was asked what the chances of full recovery were in cases as bad as this and he was not optimistic. He said it was rare. His condition is critical at this moment.
Braja Sevaki has facial and leg injuries and was pulled from the wreckage unconscious. However she is fully conscious now and spoke with Ramadevi dasi on the phone. Ramadevi has gone into Kolkata to be with her.
The driver had both legs crushed as well as many other injuries and lost a lot of blood. One of his legs will probably have to be amputated.
Once again we humbly request the assembled devotees to please pray for their well being and speedy recovery.
Your humble servant,