Ramp ready for Sachin's mother at Wankhede

Safdar Karmali, who made the ramp that will enable Tendulkar’s wheelchair-bound mother, Rajni, to access the President’s Box for her son’s farewell match, has decided not to charge the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for his services.

The ramp constructed at the Wankhede. Pic/Atul Kamble

“It was very special to make this ramp for Tendulkar’s mother. When we came to know that he wants to bring her for his last match, we decided that this (ramp) will be our contribution towards the legendary batsman.

We will not charge the MCA anything. We will apply finishing touches to the ramp a couple of days before the Test,” Karmali told MiD DAY. A few weeks ago, a temporary ramp was shown to Tendulkar but it is learnt that the icon did not approve of it, as it was not wide enough to fit his mother’s wheelchair to pass through.

The new ramp is eight-feet long and four-feet wide. The wheelchair will easily fit in,” said Karmali, who has been associated with MCA since 1974. 

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