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Thread: A Close Shave

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    Default A Close Shave

    The author of the Book of Indian Butterflies - Isaac Kehimkar was recently (some time in mid November) involved in a serious head-on accident whilst returning from official duties (presumably along the highway near Mumbai). A speeding bus jumped the road divider and smashed head-on into the Bombay Natural History Society vehicle in which Isaac was sitting.

    Both Isaac and the driver suffered serious injury and were rushed to the hospital. After being operated upon, Isaac was out of danger. I received a cheery email from Isaac this morning to tell me that he's on the road to recovery, and should be discharged and back to work in about 3 weeks' time.

    You can read about Isaac and his book on our blog article. The last time I met Isaac in person was at the Asian Lepidoptera Conservation Society's 2nd conference in Penang.

    I am glad that he will be back on his feet soon!

    P/S : Thanks to Keith Wolfe for sending me a note about Isaac's accident.
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    Oh dear. Thank God's blessing!
    Speedy recovery, Isaac and the driver!
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    Default Best wishes for a full recovery

    I wish him a full and a speedy recovery. Major accidents like that takes its toll on people and recovery can be slow. Hopefully he will be out and about shortly. Give him my regards. Thank you. William
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    A very unfortunate accident , with such head on collision the impact is tremendous !

    Wishing him and his colleague speedy recovery!
    Sunny

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    Though I have never known or met Isaac personally, I have been reading his book quite frequently.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm sure Isaac will be happy to hear the well-wishes from BC members.

    You can see more of his photos online at his Flickr album here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26689187@N00/

    India definitely has a very much higher butterfly biodiversity than many countries in Asia!
    Khew SK
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Isaac, especially from someone who have gone thru such times.

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    A very painful reminder .
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    Default That's a bad accident

    Steven: Hope you were able to recover fully! William
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    Actually, Steven and the driver were probably saved from more severe injuries by the car's airbags. I have a newfound respect for airbags now.

    The worst victim in that accident was Simon (aka Elbowed Pierrot) who is with us here. I think he still bears the scars of that unfortunate accident - mentally and physically.
    Khew SK
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