On August 29, life in Mumbai came to a standstill as heavy rains clogged the roads and submerged cars. Many were forced to spend an entire night trapped inside their offices or homes.
At least six people died due to the rains, the heaviest in 12 years. The deceased include a lawyer who, according to the police, may have suffocated inside his car submerged in three-feet of water.
As Mumbai battled a natural (and partly man-made because of BMC’s incapability) disaster, there were many who shone through as beacons of humanity. One of them is Sikander Khan.
It so happened that Puja Vaish, a Mumbai resident, had to travel to some place during the rains. She booked an Ola cab, whose driver was Sikander Khan.
On her way to the destination, the cab got stuck on a flyover at Parel at about 10 am.