Jaipur, May 18 (UNI) Kishan, a chat vendor was worried about his future and wanted to consult his Palmist friend on 'Black Tueday' evening but his fears came true so early that he could not keep his date with his friend.
Kishan was blown off by the powerul blast near Maniharon Ka Rasta here that evening. His friend Deepak, a nearby shopkeeper said Kishan was sad and worried that day and wanted to go to the palmist to know what destiny has for him.
However, another youth Dhanraj, a vegetable seller, was lucky even after having a close encounter with death.
He was carrying on his work near Hanuman Temple at the Sanganeri Gate when the explosion happened. One of the pellets hit near his ear but the injury is not that serious.
Dhanraj said "I am saved by the lord Hanumanji otherwise Babaji(a begger), a pan vendor and a prasad(sweets) seller went up in pieces only a few yards away from me".
Tara Chand Sharma(45), a priest and resident of Bagru Walon Ka Rasta, had gone to the Hanuman Temple to perform "Durgabhishek" for the well being of his client but at the cost of his own life.
Tara Chand, the father of five daugthers and a teenaged son, became one of the victims of the blast near the temple.
His eldest daughter Poonam (22) is deaf and dumb and another daughter's marriage was due by few months.
Tuesday's serial blasts spared none.
Two minor sisters Diya and Mahak, both aged between four and six, went to the Hanuman Temple at the Chandpol Gate along with their grandmother to distribute prasad and eatables among beggers and poor.
The tiny girls were spared in the bomb blasts but were run over during subsequent rampage. They died on their way to the Sawai Man Singh hospital.
One Savitri Devi of Shivaji Nagar died of shock even while being away from the scene. She lost her nephew Ghanshyam Singh Tanwar(23) in the blast and shock of his death proved fatal.
UNI SS AKJ AKJ RN1601