Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance
-- Robert Blair
It is July 12th, but the year is 1961!
Pune is under a spell of incessant rains that continue to lash without any respite. The sheer volume of water causes the Khadakvasala and Panshet dams to burst open. Instantly, half of Pune lies submerged. Over 2000 people lose their lives in this calamity and more than 100,000 families stand displaced.
Today, 48 years later, the memory lives on, serving as an ominous reminder of nature's fury.
This post pays homage to the people who lost their lives, their significant others, their homes and all that mattered in life!