I was so excited about my last 10 days of college life; exams were going to start from 21st June. Everything was sorted in my life. I got a great job opportunity even before the exams got over. I was supposed to join it after exams.
I had the love of my life, who was also studying with me and both of us were really happy. We had planned our future after exams. Everything was going smoothly and the day arrived.
21st June 2017: my first day of final exam. I was prepared with my subject. I got up in the morning, got ready, said bye to mom and left from home on bike. On the way I picked up my best friend who was also having an exam. We were halfway to college road. Suddenly what happened I don't have any idea! Everything was black and dark and when my eyes opened I found myself in some hospital, I was covered in blood and was in pain. I was not able to speak, and my arms were not moving. I had suffered a lot of wounds on my face.
I heard voices saying 'Can he survive?' When I regained conscious, I saw my love and my batchmate. I asked her, "Kya hua hai?" She was like "accident hua hai tera aur tere best friend ka". I was in a state of shock. 'How could this happen to us?' I asked 'Where is he?' She said, 'He had fractured his arm but he is conscious'. How could this happen to me?? We were supposed to give exam today and I lost my consciousness.
After 2 hours of treatment in ICU. I was in full consciousness. My friends and my loved ones were there in the hospital. I told my friends and my love to go back and give exams.
I had 7 fractures and innumerable wounds. Four fractures on face and 3 fractures in right shoulder. My life had changed suddenly. I was in pain and lot of agony.
I got discharged after 2 days; everything was changed in my life. I was not able to give my exams. My love and my friends left for their home town after exams and I also lost my job opportunity due to my injuries. I was really depressed, I didn't know what I was going to do but my family and my friends were really supportive. I started recovering.
Due to injuries on face my face was unrecognisable. I was so scared to look in the mirror. Every day, I was struggling with small things. I was not able to dress up, eat, or do anything. I was on liquid diet. I used to be in bed the whole time. I was really counting my days. I felt like giving up on my life.
After 3 weeks my face stitches got removed. My face was damaged, my teeth had lost their alignment.
I decided to look at my face in mirror, first thing happened was rush of adrenaline in my whole body. Yes my face was full of scars, my inner voice told me, "you are just damaged, not killed", that moment I decided that I will do something good with my life.
Days were going by, I used to do my exercises in bed and used to watch TV series like game of thrones, house of cards etc. Game of thrones inspired me a lot.
After 4 weeks, my shoulder X-ray was taken and doctor advised me to start small activities with right hand. That's it.
Being a physiotherapist I didn't require someone else to do it for me. I would build my own body. I started with jogging and workout for whole body on my own. I started running 5km every day and my body started responding very well. Likewise two months went by and I was able to regain strength in my body. I was looking and feeling fit. My confidence was increasing everyday but due to accident I had lost 6 months because I didn't give exam. I had 4 months before I could give my exam again. Meanwhile I thought I should look for some work so I started to see patients but, my first passion was being on ground and treating players.
Deep down I was very upset with God. I was a good boy, never did I drink, never cheated, never hurt anyone."Why everything wrong happened to me?"
The job opportunity which I had, was lost due to my accident was so big that I was supposed to be on TV every day on prime time but someone else was there in my place.
I started looking for new opportunities every day but I didn't have any luck.
Then august arrived and I got a small opportunity. I joined that work; it was kind of an internship with team but without any pay. I thought, I will at least get to do what I love, that is treating players. In this internship I had to stay with the team and I could go back on weekends to meet my family and friends.
Work was good. First two days I learned the work, then whole week passed. I really started to feel happy. On Saturday I was supposed to go home but I decided to stay there alone. On Sunday morning when I was about to go home I got a call from an old friend asking 'how I am and what I am doing?' I was so embarrassed. I didn't tell him I was doing an internship rather I told him, ‘I have recovered and am looking for job and cut the call.’
That day Sunday afternoon, I went back home, met mom, dad and brother. They were happy to see me. We all decided to visit Dagdu Seth ganpati Mandir. Like every year, Ganpati festival was going on. We reached Mandir, we prayed there. I said 'thank you (Allah, ganpati, God) for saving me from the accident.' 'I am thankful for whatever I have in my life' and we came out of temple. My cell phone started ringing I couldn't hear it. My brother told me 'bro your cell phone is ringing.' I saw an unknown number. I thought I shouldn’t pick up but my brother said please pick up, someone might need u. I agreed and picked up the call. First 30sec on phone I was only LISTENING.GUESS WHO HAD CALLED ME. Manager of my Big job opportunity had called back asking if I would want to join them. Because the team needed me. I was speechless. My eyes welled up with tears.
I didn't know how to react. The manager said 'go pack your bag and be ready to fly’ and cut the call.
My parents and brother asked me what happened. I said I got my big opportunity again! My whole family was overwhelmed. We came back home. I was so excited. I couldn’t sleep the whole night thinking why suddenly everything started changing again; exactly the way I wanted it. I wanted to scream loudly with joy. But I controlled. I said let it happen first. I resigned from my internship and joined the team and rest is history now. I was on TV every day on prime time. My parents and my friends were happy for me. This incident in my life taught me "tough times never last but tough people do". So never give up. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. So keep trying.
Thank you everyone, whoever will be reading this.