Bombay Hospital’s senior gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, went missing amid a heavy downpour while on his way back home from work, on 29th August at around 6:45pm.


His co-worker Dr Anil Sharma, also from Bombay Hospital, informed that while on his way back home in Parel area, he got out of the car at India Bulls at Lower Parel, saying that his residence is at a distance of 10 minutes, and since then he had not reached home yet.

It was suspected that either he got injured or he might have fallen into an overflowing obscure manhole. He was carrying an HDFC umbrella, which was found near the manhole. The umbrella was later handed to the cops.

The latest update about Dr Deepak Amrapurkar’s whereabouts came to light this morning. He was feared to have fallen into a manhole, his body has been found at Worli seashore.

His Rado watch has been identified and the body has been sent to Sion Hispital for further investigations and formalities.

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Furthermore, Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Medical fraternity blame it all on the BMC. If it is to be believed, BMC should have been better prepared for the expected monsoon. Apparently, the drainage system of Mumbai can handle upto 50mm of rainfall levels.

What can one possibly do when monsoon pounded Mumbai heavily, the drains and manholes began overflowing, costing a life is such a terrible way?

Drawing conclusions from this year’s monsoon, we hope that BMC and Mumbai as a whole will be better prepared next year, and not end up costing innocent lives.