When he had clots in his lungs and brain, treatment was successful. But once there was a blood clot in the leg. Kali’s fingers had to be removed. I cried a lot that day without him knowing. Died within a month of finger removal (with emotional tears). I was by his side when he died. He is very shy. I said let’s put artificial fingers where he is scared. But he thought he was fine as he said ‘I’m fine’ very bravely. After going home, the nurse used to come regularly and do the dressing. We did not know that diabetics increase the problem inside the heart. It did not lead to a heart attack. We felt that he was tired, which means that he had another blood clot somewhere, but we did not expect it to be a heart attack.
He was fine on the morning of his death. After a while I went to the market. The driver called and said, ‘Sir is getting tired’. I said I will talk to the doctor. Called again and said that fatigue will increase. He told me to take Sarena to the hospital.. I went to the hospital from Ate Market. On the way to the hospital, he fell into a coma. When I entered the hospital, the emergency personnel said that they could not find a pulse. All this happened within thirty to forty-five minutes of getting the phone call and going to the hospital. There was no one by my side that day. I am the only driver.
There are many misunderstandings with our (Teja) family. The world knows how I treated him whether he had a job or not. He knows that the treatment will be done. I know it will cost so many lakhs. But no one helped me even a single rupee. It is not even possible that I will get assets worth crores of rupees from their side. Teja’s mother and brothers did not come when he was not in good health. They came after death. I, my baby, the driver and our workers took care of him. He is God. Tejagari’s mind knows how I treat him. I will always have his blessings,” he said.