1988. Biju was with Modi Xerox then. He had to meet a customer in Trichur and Rojobhai also went along. The photo above was clicked before they started, and the photo below, the following day in Medicare.

While they were coming back from Trichur, an appappan misjudged the speed of Biju’s 350, ran across, and ended up in ICU. Biju fractured his leg; Rojo, the survivor, survived with bruises on his face.

This accident added ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ to Sangham-speak.

And Sangham banned my pre-trip snaps.