A family friend of a Kiwi Indian man has set up a Givealittle page to support his family as he died in an accident while on holiday in India three months ago.
Vaishak Nambiar, 40, lived in Auckland with his wife, Komal Surendran, six-year and one-year-old daughters Avanthika and Annika Nambiar.
Vaishak went for a holiday in India in the first week of August and was travelling with a friend when his car is said to have flipped 200 ft deep into a gorge near Koyna Dam, Pammal Nala.
According to local news KeralaKaumudi.com, the accident occurred in the morning of Sunday, August 4, the second person in the car who is believed to be driving the vehicle, Nitheesh Shelar's body was recovered, and the body of Vaishak was not found until two days later by search and rescue teams.
Family friend Amnah Sahi who met Komal at work and was not much in touch with her lately got to know of this devastating news through Komal's Facebook page a few days ago.
"...last Monday, Komal shared on Facebook how she lost somebody three months ago. She had her family photo on that post, while I'm reading, I kept asking why she would put a photo of her family on a post like that while trying to figure out who she had lost. It tore my heart to realize she had lost her husband in a car accident while on holiday to India," the Givealittle page read.
As per Ms Sahi, the Facebook post also read "something that will be a burden on my heart for a very long time ...I got the phone call about the accident; having to tell Avikkutty (her 6-year-old) that we were not going to India to surprise papa but to say our final goodbye. That was the toughest and worst moment of my life."
Ms Sahi added that her friend doesn't like to ask for help, but she could not live without doing something for her which led her to create a Givealittle page, the proceeds of which will go to Komal and her two daughters.
"...if you could, just even a dollar or two, donate for my darling friend, it'll mean the world to her. She needs support; her two girls need support. Please share and raise as much as you can," Ms Sahib mentioned on the Givealittle page.